Research in the Department of Biological Sciences focuses on molecular bioscience, with relevance to the biomedical, agricultural and environmental arenas. It also supports the key research priorities of Suzhou Industrial Park, with the advanced application of biotechnology and bioengineering.
Currently, we have expertise in bioinformatics, cancer biology, cell signalling; molecular microbiology; neuroscience; proteomics, and structural biology. Other key areas will be covered as the Department develops.
Areas of interest include:
- Translational medicine from target to drug discovery, such as pathway discovery, structure-based drug design and protein engineering
- Mechanisms and therapeutics of cancer, infectious disease, and neurodegenerative diseases.
Academic staff also actively contribute to the XJTLU Research Institute of Biopharmaceutical Sciences.