Cellular Electrophysiology

The University of Surrey

What We Do

The movement of electrically charged atoms - ions - between the inside and the outside of cells is one of the key process governing the way in which they function. It is the electrophysiology of cells that allows brains to think and hearts to beat, as well as controlling countless other cellular functions. However, the complexit of measuring cell electrophysiology means that most of these functions have gone unexplored.

The Labeed group has world-leading expertise in the use of Dielectrophoresis (DEP) to assess the electrophysiology of large numbers of cells in a matter of seconds, allowing whole new dimensions in cell electrophysiology to be explored. Our work has been published in many leading journals, including Nature Communications and PNAS. Our present focus is on the electrophysiology of blood, cancer and stem cells.