Molecular Biosciences

      Organisation profile

      The primary focus of the Molecular Biosciences Research Cluster is fundamental biological processes in cells, microbes and parasites as well as applied processes in environmental microbiology, parasitology and disease control.  The group provides a broad platform of fundamental and applied expertise in the biosciences, including: molecular biology; cell biology and cell signalling; microbial biochemistry and genomics; stress metabolism; bioremediation; parasite biology, physiology and therapeutics; protein biochemistry, expression and engineering; peptide/protein modelling and synthesis; nucleic acid structure and function; bioimaging.

      This diverse array of interests, ranging from protein modelling, through microbiology to parasite control, is linked by common approaches within the molecular biosciences that are aimed at exploiting the ongoing genomic, transcriptomic/proteomic revolution.  The molecular microbiology component is heavily involved with QUESTOR, a successful International Industry/University Co-operative Research Centre.  The food safety and nutritional research elements are linked within the Institute for Agri-Food and Land Use which aims to exploit cutting edge technologies to drive a competitive and sustainable agricultural sector.  The group has a wide range of strong international links across Europe, Asia and North America.

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      School of Biological Sciences
      Medical Biology Centre
      97 Lisburn Road
      BT9 7BL
      United Kingdom
      • Phone: +44 (0)28 9097 5787
      • Fax: +44 (0)28 9097 5877

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      Frequent Journals

      • Parasitology

        ISSNs: 0031-1820

        Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1469-8161

        Cambridge University Press

        Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 2.37 SJR 1.053 SNIP 0.921


      • Parasitology Research

        ISSNs: 0932-0113

        Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1432-1955

        Springer Verlag

        Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 2.2 SJR 0.882 SNIP 0.958


      • International Journal for Parasitology

        ISSNs: 0020-7519

        Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1879-0135

        Elsevier Limited

        Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 4.17 SJR 1.845 SNIP 1.676


      • Veterinary Parasitology

        ISSNs: 0304-4017


        Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 2.49 SJR 1.173 SNIP 1.228


      • Regulatory Peptides

        ISSNs: 0167-0115


        Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 1.77 SJR 0.668 SNIP 0.795


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