Please note that this is a provisional list. The selection of modules will not be made until the start of the course. Advice will be given by the Subject Tutors on selection taking into account the interest of the student, relevance to the Research Project and the previous academic experience of the student. Some modules may be appropriate for more than one subject stream.

Cell Biology - Taught module

Advanced Molecular Cell Biology

Subject Stream Tutor

Dr. Louise Cramer Tel +44 20 7679 7260 (x37260 internal)

Research Interests

Please note that you only choose your Research Project at the start of the course following advice from the subject tutor. The information given here is just to give you a "flavour" of the options and for you to think about the topic that particularly interests you.


A cell biologist studies fundamental cell function and its link to human disease. Within the Cell Biology stream of the MRes (Biosciences) there is a wide-range of research laboratories interested in many cellular processes essential to human development and life. These include research on: cell cycle; immunology and infection; signal transduction; protein trafficking; cell polarity, cell motility and morphogenesis; cytoskeleton; cell growth and cell survival; and many more. Mal-functioning of these cellular behaviours is the cause of many diseases, e.g. neuronal disorders, blood disorders, heart disease, cancer and HIV-AIDS. For further details about specific areas of cell biology research within UCL, visit our website for

MRC Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology or Cell & Developmental Biology

There are a large number of potential research projects available. Below is a small example:

“Metabolic control of actin cytoskeletal dynamics”

“DNA damage-induced responses in cancer cells”

“Rescuing blindness by RPE cell transplantation: mechanisms of photoreceptor cell degeneration”

“Regulation of cell surface expression of viral entry receptors”

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