Emergent Phenomena in Biology

Cells, the fundamental building blocks of life, exhibit intricate and dynamic behaviours regulated by tiny filaments and motor molecules, forming a highly intricate network. Vital cellular processes such as cell signalling, volume regulation and division are all results of molecular actions. These microscopic entities operate at high speeds, surpassing the capabilities of our current technological tools for direct observation, thus presenting a grand challenge in modern biology to understand how cell-scale behaviours arise from the dynamics of molecular machines.

Join us to develop multi-modal quantum microscopes to probe dynamics at scales from single molecule to whole cell, and to transform understanding of how large-scale cellular behaviours emerge from the nanoscale dynamics of molecular machines.

Contact us

If you would like to work or study with us within this research theme, email Associate Professor Irina Kabakova at  irina.kabakova@uts.edu.au.