Integrative Biology

Official Site: http://www.integrativebiology.ox.ac.uk

The scientific agenda for Integrative Biology includes:

  • developing integrated multi-scale whole organ models for some of the most complex biological systems in the clinical and life sciences
  • using these models to begin to study the development cycle of cardiac disease and cancer tumours
  • bringing together clinical and laboratory data from many sources to evaluate and improve the accuracy of the models
  • understanding the fundamental causes of these life-threatening conditions and how to reduce their likelihood of occurrence
  • identifying opportunities for intervention at the molecular and cellular level using customised drugs and novel treatment regimes