Biology of disease

Research domains diagram with biology of diease highlighted

Biology of disease

Understanding the fundamental mechanisms of disease is essential for defining what might be possible by way of prevention, intervention and treatment. Work in this Domain spans fundamental genetic and epigenetic mechanisms, systems metabolism, organ and whole organismal physiology, and behaviour. There will be use of model animal systems (including some that are non-traditional in biomedical research) and an appreciation of evolutionary and ecological principles.