QB3 researchers make fundamental scientific discoveries that lead to applications in areas such as medical diagnostics, pharmacological therapy, and biofuels. Research conducted by our faculty falls into one or more of nine themes:
Visualizing biological systems at all scales: atoms, cells, organs.
Development of biomaterials and stem cells for biotechnology and therapeutic applications.
Structure, function, and dynamics of macromolecules.
Biochemical and biophysical analysis of cellular processes.
Applying the tools of chemistry to biology, aiding in drug discovery and interrogation of biology.
Harvesting the information in genomes and the effect of variation.
Developing the ability to mechanically, optically, or chemically alter and monitor biology for interrogation and diagnostics.
Design, redesign, and construction of new biological parts, devices, and systems.
Theoretical and computational analysis of macromolecules, biological systems, and interpretation of experimental data.