Our Expertise

Delivering innovative research to elevate understanding and inform treatment of the most prevalent diseases currently affecting the UK population.  

The greatest burdens on UK health include infectious disease, cardiovascular disease, stroke and age‐related decline.

Our research is targeted at alleviating these threats to human health and wellbeing. We recognise that a fundamental understanding of how biology and biological interactions contribute to these disease conditions will inform clinical application and policy change to benefit human health and wellbeing. Our research stretches from prokaryote microbiology, through eukaryote cell, tissue and organ biology to clinical science and human population studies.

We have three interlinking themes focusing our research to defined priority areas where new or advanced understanding will result in direct impact on human health and wellbeing.

Research Groups

Microbiology

Minimising the negative impact of living with pathogenic bacteria in modern society.

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Cardiovascular Science

Carrying out research on damage to the lining of the blood vessel and its consequences within the vessel wall, which ultimately can result in a heart attack or stroke.

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Ageing and Lifelong Health 

Using a systems biology approach to determine how environmental factors across the lifespan combine to influence healthy ageing and wellbeing. 

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Our Expertise