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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 and Structural biology.

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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 organisms to be able to respond to environmental stimuli and adapt to new situations.

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.


Published Feb. 4, 2014 10:31 AM - Last modified June 21, 2018 7:28 AM