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Integrative technologies

The Maurice Wilkins Centre supports the development of new technologies, and applications of technologies, for medical research. This ensures scientists have the high-tech capability to deliver on their ideas, accelerating the discovery of new drugs, vaccines and diagnostic techniques.

Its technology programme feeds directly into its human disease research programmes – focused on cancer, diabetes and metabolic disease, and infectious disease – or has the capability to be used in this way in future.

In supporting inter-disciplinary research, the Centre also stimulates adaptation of technology from one scientific field to another, a process that often generates exciting new capabilities.

The Centre has particular strengths in computer-based technologies to integrate complex information about biological systems. Its other work ranges from developing new methods in synthetic chemistry to new forms of three-dimensional imaging.

THE MAURICE WILKINS CENTRE UNDERTAKES RESEARCH IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS

Protein and peptide engineering

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Computational approaches to drug design

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Computational biology

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Natural products and medicinal chemistry

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RECENT HIGHLIGHTS FROM OUR INTEGRATIVE TECHNOLOGIES RESEARCH PROGRAMME