The Cell, Developmental and Cancer Biology (CDCB) Programme at the IMS brings together researchers with interests in understanding the roles of cell and molecular biology in a variety of human diseases. This includes the study of developmental diseases and birth defects (e.g. limb, club foot and vision) but also developing treatments of various cancers (e.g. breast, prostate, lung, gastro-intestinal, colon), adult diseases (e.g. diabetes, cardiovascular, reproductive, Alzheimer's) and traumatic injuries (e.g. nerve damage and bone trauma). These studies are focussed into three research themes within the CDCB Programme:

The CDCB Programme also has strong links with the other programmes within the IMS, with most PIs collaborating with one or more of the other 5 programmes (IMS Research Programmes).

Researchers within the Programme also collaborate with other groups at the University of Aberdeen, including: