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Research topics

Researchers at NCMM pursue fascinating lines of study amongst these topics; Cancer, Drug discovery, Bionanotechnology, Gene regulation, Cell biology, Structural biology, Precision medicine, Systems medicine, and Rare diseases. 

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Autophagy (Greek for 'self-eating') is a process that leads to intracellular degradation of cytoplasm.


Bionanotechnology research involves the application of the tools and processes of nano/microfabrication to biological systems.

Breast Cancer

Research investigates the mechanisms of hormone resistance and breast cancer.


Uncontrolled cell division leads to the development of tumours, which can invade other organs and causes serious illness.

Cell biology

A cell is the smallest unit of life that can replicate independently and cells are therefore often called building blocks of life. The study of cells is called cell biology.

Drug discovery

Drug discovery is the process by which new medications are discovered. Historically, drugs were discovered through identifying the active ingredient from traditional remedies or by serendipitous discovery.

Gene regulation

Gene regulation is the basis for cellular differentiation and also plays an important role for an organism to be able to respond to environmental stimuli and adapt to new situations.

Genomics of Human Immune Disorders

Genomics of Human Immune Disorders research focuses on improving the understanding of biological pathways and pathogenic mechanisms behind rare and common immune diseases, especially primary immune deficiencies and multiple sclerosis.

Precision medicine

Precision Medicine is a form of medicine that uses information about a person’s genes, proteins, and environment to prevent, diagnose, and treat disease. Tools employed in precision medicine can include molecular diagnostics, imaging, and analytics.

Structural biology

Structural biology focuses on the molecular structure and dynamics of biological macromolecules such as proteins and DNA, and how changes in their structures affect their function.

Systems medicine

Systems Medicine is the implementation of Systems Biology approaches in medical concepts, research and practice. Research in the field aims to find a measurable improvement of patient health through systems-based approaches and practice.


Published Feb. 4, 2014 10:31 AM - Last modified Apr. 8, 2019 11:43 AM