Exploring the complexity of biological systems
Systems biology is a rapidly expanding area of research. It examines the immense complexity of biological systems in order to gain a better understanding of the way cells function. The IRCM has seized the opportunity to play a leading role in the revolution of this emerging discipline. The research units working in this division address questions that are central to understanding normal cell functions and their deregulation in diseases, such as cancer and viral infections.
The medicinal chemistry component of this division focuses on chemical biology, an area of interdisciplinary research at the crossroads between chemistry and biology. This is where expertise in synthesizing organic molecules is applied to solving problems in cell and molecular biology.
Research unit directors:
* Director, Systems Biology and Medicinal Chemistry research division