Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology

Understanding cell migration in normal and diseased states is important in for two very important reasons. Accelerated cell migration in cancerous cells leads to metastasis (cancer spreading) where as slow cell migration in wound healing can lead to chronic wounds and amputations. Dr Manton’s research group are studying the protein complex present in the fast migrating cells with a view to use these genes to speed up slow cells in wound healing.