About us

An integrated team of scientists from across the disciplines, creating a dynamic hub to inspire new approaches to the understanding of living systems and the diseases that afflict them

Bringing together mathematicians, physicists, cell and molecular biologists, biomedical scientists and engineers.


Developing and applying cutting-edge methods in engineering and physics to the analysis of biological processes.


Pushing the boundaries of biology towards a new level of understanding and control of living systems.


The new Living Systems Building creates a state of the art environment in which cell and molecular biologists, mathematicians, physicists, biomedical scientists and engineers can work together in a common space. This integration is designed to foster innovative, interdisciplinary research into the fundamental molecular and cellular processes underlying human, animal and plant biology and disease; our aim is to generate knowledge of ‘living systems’ that can be translated into new predictive, diagnostic and therapeutic applications.

The Living Systems Institute promotes cutting edge research within an environment that recognises the aesthetic, ethical, ecological, societal as well as economic implications of scientific discovery. Our approaches range from the most basic, curiosity driven investigations through to problem-driven, goal oriented translational research.