GW4 Bio-X

Initiator Fund

Project period: May to August 2015

GW4 community leads

University of Bath: Christopher R Pudney
University of Bristol: Adrian Mulholland
Cardiff University: Rudolf Allemann
University of Exeter: Christian Soeller

Project overview

There are ‘big’ biological questions that we are not able to answer with current technology, approaches, methods or theory. Answering these fundamental, molecular level questions are what drive bottom-up innovation in health and biotechnology. As a group, we recognise that in the 21st century breakthrough advances in understanding how the molecules of life interact, react and are controlled can only come from innovations from the physical sciences.

GW4 Bio-X exists to identify, frame and address the ‘unanswerable’ biological questions using ‘breaking’ and ‘in development’ methods, models and tools from the physical sciences. Our community is in place to make GW4 the national powerhouse in innovative, molecular bioscience and to develop novel capacity and capability.