Research approaches

A unique scientific community focussed on understanding and controlling living systems

The Living Systems Institute (LSI) pioneers discipline-spanning research to obtain new knowledge and gain command of biological processes. LSI investigators from diverse backgrounds work together in an open and collaborative spirit, driven by curiosity and by an interest in transcending traditional boundaries. Our shared goal is to decode biological complexity on all scales, from sub-molecular to whole organism and populations.

The LSI is home to 27 research teams, comprising biologists, medical scientists, engineers, physicists and mathematicians. This rich environment promotes innovative science aimed at both fundamental discovery and generation of transformative tools for healthcare.  We address key challenges in fields including, though not limited to, molecular bioscience, anti-microbial resistanceneuroscience and developmental & stem cell biology, through four cross-cutting approaches: