Cross-cutting discipline lead: Professor Malcolm Irving
The Randall Division of Cell and Molecular Biophysics provides a centre of expertise and infrastructure in biophysical techniques for broad application to biomedicine. The four established foci of Randall research – cell motility and cytoskeleton, muscle development and signalling, muscle biophysics, and allergy – have recently been strengthened by new collaborations and joint appointments with other Health Schools Divisions at King's, notably Asthma, Allergy and Lung Biology, Cardiovascular, and Cancer Studies.
These applications have been underpinned by substantial investment in infrastructure and new appointments to build critical mass and international competitiveness in molecular structure and cell imaging.
The Randall forms both a conduit between the physical sciences and the biomedical and clinical sciences, and a nucleus for new cross-disciplinary initiatives, for example in Chemical Medicine and Systems Biomedicine.