Molecular and Cellular Bioscience Research at the University of Leicester

The Molecular and Cellular Bioscience (MCB) Research Theme encompasses basic and applied bioscience research from across the University. Our research breadth is reflected in the wide membership of the MCB Theme and our research excellence can be reviewed under the research priority areas listed below.

Internationally-recognised research excellence within the Theme is focused in 4 principal priority areas:



Key thematic objectives include the development of a research community that encourages collaboration and act as a forum for communication. This is facilitated through the MCB seminar series, special events and the annual science day. The strategy and direction of the theme is guided by the Theme co-leads, aided by the Steering Group and the entire theme membership. The MCB theme provides a strategic input to the College through representation on the College Research Committee, and the Research Implementation Group (RIG). This strategic role includes input into major institutional funding applications, College research priorities and new academic appointments.



For further information, please contact Theme Leads: Professor John Schwabe, Department of Biochemistry, Tel: 0116 229 7030, Email: or Professor John Challiss, Department of Cell Physiology and Pharmacology, Tel: 0116 229 7146, Email:

Alternativley contact Tom Barson, MCB Theme Administrator, College Research & Enterprise Office (CREO), University of Leicester.
Tel: 0116 252 2967 Email:
To find out more information about Tom Barson & CREO please click here.

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College of Life Sciences
University of Leicester
Maurice Shock Building
University Road