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The art of science

These images, which depict some of our laboratory research findings, offer small insights into the breadth of our work.  


Drosophila neuron growing in vitro; understanding how nerve cells grow will aid our ability to combat neural disease.

Professor Guy Tear



Pleurocidin, an antibacterial peptide, binding to a model bacterial membrane; these studies hope to identify improved antibiotoics.

Dr James Mason, Dr Louic Vermeer and Dr Chris Lorenz (Engineering)



Stem cell-derived neural progenitors migrating out of mouse brain tissue; these progenitors may be useful in treatment of neural disease.

Dr Giovanna Lalli





Swelling properties and digestibility of variant pea starches; slowly digestible starch may help in treatment of diabetes.

Dr Peter Ellis and Dr Peter Butterworth

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