The centre has fostered collaborations across the physical, engineering, material, medical and biological sciences producing innovative interdisciplinary research and knowledge transfer. The unique research facilities offered by the University of Manchester underpin the diverse research programmes within ICAL. The centre build upon established research and teaching programmes in palaeontology, biomechanics, imaging and evolutionary biology. The ICAL team represents the growing number of students and researchers operating at the interface between life sciences and physical sciences across the University of Manchester.
ICAL is a thriving research centre, and fosters the highest academic values and educational innovation. It sustains a worldwide reputation for excellent interdisciplinary practice, and exploits the full range of physical and chemical analysis techniques. Our research has tangible effects with global impact. ICAL is building upon the exceptional breadth, strength, and scale that defines the University of Manchester.