Molecular mechanics

Healthy human tissues such as the lungs, blood vessels, heart and cartilage rely on specialized proteins to maintain strength and elasticity. Changes in these mechanical properties have a major impact on human life-expectancy and well-being. The molecular mechanics programme focuses on the link between the mechanical properties of protein molecules and the altered mechanical properties of ageing and diseased tissues.

Research areas

This research brings together physical and biomedical scientists to address four key areas:

Principal investigator

Name Job title Email address
Dr Michael J Sherratt Research Fellow michael.j.sherratt@manchester.ac.uk