Department of Life Sciences

Department of Life Sciences

The Department of Life Sciences at Imperial College embraces the full breadth of modern life sciences activity. The department comprises one of the largest groups in Europe and is composed of three academic divisions: Molecular Biosciences; Cell & Molecular Biology; and Biology. In addition to hosting world leading research groups the department teaches three major degrees in Biology, Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences and a wide range of Masters-level courses. Professor Dan Davis heads the section of Immunology and Infection in the Department of Life Sciences, which has specific interests including development of the immune system, intercellular communication and immune surveillance by NK and T cells, mechanisms of innate immunity and the analysis of complex host-pathogen interactions. The Section includes a major focus on malaria in both mammalian hosts and insect vectors. A wide range of molecular and cellular techniques are used including state-of-the-art imaging facilities and genetic manipulation of parasite, insect and mammalian systems.


Imperial College London
South Kensington
London SW7 2AZ

United Kingdom


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Round Robin Experiment

Raman spectroscopy has already proved its effectiveness in many cases for medical diagnostics such as for cancer, cardiovascular diseases and infections. However, there are no standards in the different working groups, e.g. for sample preparation, implementation of the Raman experiments, spectra pre-treatment, data evaluation, etc.In a round robin experiment, the required groundwork will take place in order to define standardised Raman measurement methods, which will be fundamental for establishing Raman spectroscopy for clinical diagnostic procedures.

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5th International Conference on Biophotonics

20 March 2017

Continuing the success of the previous meetings held in Sacramento, Ottawa, Jena, and Florence, the 5th conference will come to Perth, Western Australia, running over two full days, and back-to-back with the Science on the Swan medical research conference, which delegates are strongly encouraged to also attend, at discounted rates. [more]

Biophotonics Wiki

Visit our wiki to consult our latest technologies and techniques. [more]


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