Cancer Cell Biology and Epigenetics includes a diverse range of research interests with a common theme - understanding the mechanisms underlying the unique properties of cancer cells. This includes not just the aberrant proliferation, motility and metabolic adaptions of cancer cells, but also their interactions with each other and with their environment.
An important aspect of this work involves defining the processes which regulate normal cell function e.g. the development of the normal haematopoietic system, or the intercellular interactions in normal epithelial tissues. Research can then progress to elucidating how perturbations of these functions lead to diseases including cancer. The ultimate aim is to exploit this information for the development of new treatments.