BASIC MEDICAL SCIENCE: KNOWLEDGE OF HUMAN BEING FROM MOLECULE TO BODY
The Fundamental Medicine Section directs its research to the function of the human body and its alterations under the effects of disease. This research takes place from the molecular level to the whole organism. The mysteries of the brain and of interconnected neurons are deciphered by the Department of Neurosciences, whereas the genome is sequenced by the Department of Genetic Medicine and Development, which is also involved in the understanding of the stages of embryonic development. The immune system and cell migrations during embryogenesis or cancer are studied by the Department of Pathology and Immunology, whilst the Department of Cellular Physiology and Metabolism seeks to elucidate the cellular mechanisms implied in vascular diseases, obesity and diabetes. The Department of Microbiology and Molecular Medicine studies the biology of microorganisms, including parasites, fungi, bacteria and viruses, as well as their interactions with the infected host. Finally, the synthesis and structure of proteins have no secrets for the Department of Human Protein Science.