The research team is developing sensing and imaging devices and other instruments to gain knowledge of the biological, chemical and physical cellular environments.

  • Understanding of cell proliferation and cell death and their impact on cancer, stroke and cardiovascular disease
  • Development of technology to aid in the measurement of cellular events
  • Discovery of new organisms in harsh environments as well as understanding of how microorganisms respond to change in harsh environments – from changes in pH and temperature to events such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

Major research initiatives include: