The Stramer lab started at King’s College London in 2008 as part of the Randall Centre for Cell & Molecular Biophysics.
The overarching goal of the laboratory is to understand the role and regulation of cell migration in animal physiology, and the mechanisms controlling extracellular matrix formation. To address these issues we exploit a range of approaches and techniques: from genetically tractable model organisms to computational image analysis and mathematical modelling. Our group is therefore multidisciplinary, including cell and developmental biologists as well as mechanical engineers, and everyone is encouraged to collaborate freely with each other and the wider community.
The Randall Centre for Cell & Molecular Biophysics
The Randall Centre for Cell & Molecular Biophysics is a vibrant research environment, hosting labs working in burgeoning fields in biomedicine. Research in our Centre addresses fundamental biological questions at the interface between the physical and biomedical sciences. We develop and apply state-of-the-art biophysical techniques and address molecular and cellular processes in biology and medicine. Many of these applications are focused on cell motility and the cytoskeleton, muscle signalling, stem cells and developmental biology, with a translational focus in allergy and asthma, cardiovascular and cancer biology. We study these biological processes at the molecular, cellular and tissue scales.
We are a multidisciplinary group of approximately 160 staff and postgraduate students housed in New Hunt’s House, Guy’s Campus. Our research groups have expertise in molecular and cell biophysics, chemistry, physics and mathematics. We have strong links with medically-oriented research groups at King’s, particularly with the Schools of Cancer & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Cardiovascular Medicine & Sciences and Immunology & Microbial Sciences. Several members of staff also hold Crick-affiliated positions.