Staff Profiles

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.