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    Cell localisation (Farr research group, Dept of Genetics)

Research themes of the Department of Genetics include functional genomics and systems biology, developmental genetics, epigenetic inheritance, evolution and population genetics, microbial genetics, and cell biology.

The contemporary science of genetics has evolved beyond its traditional boundaries to become a fundamental part of biology and medicine; the Department uses quantitative approaches to understanding inheritance to apply genetic approaches to problems in biology to help identify solutions.

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The wetlands of the Camargue, France. Image copyright Josef Grunig and used under a Creative Commons licence
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The MAVA Foundation has given a £1.14 million grant to Cambridge’s Department of Zoology to support its 'Conservation Evidence' project.
Laser laboratory in the Department of Chemistry
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Gift from The Frances and Augustus Newman Foundation for new laboratory in the Department of Chemistry – The Sir Rodney Sweetnam Laboratory for Micro and Nanoscale Biomedical Science.