Research

Cell Biology

Our research in Cell Biology covers a wide variety of research themes including apoptosis, cell structure and function, cell signaling, stem cell biology, neurobiology etc. The basic principles and questions in the fields are explored by using well-recognized cell systems, top model organisms and a variety of advanced technologies.   Model Organism

 

Cancer cells were discovered to be capable of recovering after exposure to a chemical cocktail which triggers apoptosis -- a cell suicide process. This finding could potentially help the development of new, more effective anti-cancer drugs.

 

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Fung   Confocal microscopy and transgenic tobacco cell lines were used to study protein trafficking and cell organelles in plants