Research capabilities

At the Drug Discovery Biology theme, we aim to uncover fundamental information about the structure, activation, signalling and regulation of receptors; deepen understanding of the contribution of receptors to critical physiological processes and disease mechanisms; and develop and validate receptor-directed tools, targeting diseases that are major causes of human suffering.

Our research is based on four major multidisciplinary and complementary areas of expertise: pharmacology, structural biology, target identification and translational science.

Research platforms

Drug Discovery Biology hosts the FACS and Analysis Core (IFAC) and is the headquarter of the ARC Training Centre for Cryo-Electron Microscopy of Membrane Proteins.

Platform access

Our researchers often access the following research platforms to conduct our research.

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