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Founded in 1993, the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology is a dynamic and successful center of higher education with an international reputation for high quality teaching and research.

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  • Keith R Bradnam, et al.. (2013) Assemblathon 2: evaluating de novo methods of genome assembly in three vertebrate species. GigaScience doi:10.1186/2047-217X-2-10,
  • Scholey JE, Nithianantham S, Scholey JM, Al-Bassam J. (2014) Structural basis for the assembly of the mitotic motor Kinesin-5 into bipolar tetramers. eLife doi: 10.7554/eLife.02217,
  • Niles BJ, Joslin AC, Fresques T, Powers T. (2014) TOR Complex 2-Ypk1 Signaling Maintains Sphingolipid Homeostasis by Sensing and Regulating ROS Accumulation. Cell Reports doi:10.1016,
  • Damberger FF, Michel E, Ishida Y, Leal WS, W├╝thrich K. (2013) Pheromone discrimination by a pH-tuned polymorphism of the Bombyx mori pheromone-binding protein. PNAS doi: 10.1073,
  • Leal WS, Choo YM, Xu P, da Silva CS, Ueira-Vieira C. (2013) Differential expression of olfactory genes in the southern house mosquito and insights into unique odorant receptor gene isoforms. PNAS doi: 10.1073,