Biochemistry and Biomedicine

Our research can be summarised by the exploration of disease-causing genes and proteins and approaches to maintaining human and animal health.

Scientist looking through a microscope in a lab at the University of Sussex

Research areas

Our work ranges from cell-based genome and proteome-wide analyses to experiments at single molecule resolution using cell biology, structural biology and bioinformatics.

Our research covers four areas of expertise. Find out more about the work of our scientists in each area:

Who we work with

We have many important internal collaborations with the:

We also work closely with many external research partners.

We are grateful to all of our funders which include:

  • the Medical Research Council
  • The Biotechnology
  • Bioscience Research Council
  • Cancer Research UK
  • The Wellcome Trust
  • Bloodwise
  • Action Against Cancer
  • Wysta Laboratories
  • The Kay Kendall Leukeamia Research Fund
  • Agform Ltd
  • The European Union
  • Evotech UK
  • The Royal Society
  • Innovate UK and more.

Leandro Castellano
“The Biochemistry and Biomedicine Department at Sussex has a strong focus on human health and food security but there is also deliberate encouragement to complement this with the investigation of basic mechanisms in other organisms.” DR Leandro castellano
Head of Department of Biochemistry and Biomedicine


If you have any queries, contact our Head of Department: Dr Leandro Castellano at

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