About Robert Insall
Professor Robert Insall and his team at the Beatson Institute for Cancer Research in Glasgow are interested in cell movement. Studying how normal cells move, as they help heal wounds or respond to infection, helps us to understand how cancer cells move and spread to other parts of the body.
Professor Insall’s team is investigating the chemical signals that drive and control cell movement. To do this, they are using many different lab techniques, including studying the movement of a simple slime mould, human blood cells and cancer cells in response to a signal.
Understanding how cancer cell movement is controlled could help to develop new ways to stop cancer spreading around the body in future, and ultimately save many lives.
Other research projects by Robert Insall
The actin cytoskeleton in cell movement and invasion: SCAR/WAVE, WASH and chemotaxis from Dictyostelium to melanoma.