Department of Biological and Medical Sciences

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  • Professor John Runions

    Cell And Molecular Biology

    Department of Biological and Medical Sciences

    Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


    Phone number: +44 (0)1865 483964


    Location: Sinclair Annex SNA102

    Runions lab website

    John is a cell biologist who uses microscopy to study living cells. This type of research helps to answer questions about the ways in which cells and organisms grow and develop. The focus of research in John's group is on how different structures within cells interact with each other.

    The principle technique used in John's lab is laser microscopy. Confocal microscopes enable the study of living cells in a non-invasive way and, when combined with fluorescent protein technology, allow visualisation of incredible details of the way that organelles and proteins interact as cells go about the business of life.