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Research Themes

Research Themes

Bringing together researchers and clinicians to address the world's most pressing biological, medical and health problems.

Our themes provide vibrant research communities which cross disciplines such as:

  • basic science research
  • clinical research
  • population health research

They drive ambitious and innovative research and education.

Ageing and Geroscience

This theme aims to tackle the global challenge associated with increased ageing.

Applied Cancer Therapeutics and Outcomes

This research theme encompasses translational and applied cancer research within the Faculty.

Behavioural Science and Psychology

We aim to understand the behaviour of whole organisms, covering both humans and non-human animal species.

Cell Signalling

Cell signalling is the process through which cells and molecules communicate.

Discovery of Medicines

Translating the latest research findings into new medicines for the treatment of human diseases.

Chromosome Biology and the Cell Cycle

We study how cells organise, inherit and make use of the genetic and epigenetic information in chromosomes.

Immunity and Inflammation

Our vision is to improve human health by delivering high quality research, educational and outreach activity.

Innovation, Methodology and Application

We lead cutting edge research by developing novel and existing methodologies and technologies.

Long Term Conditions and Multimorbidity

We improve lives through world-class translational research in long-term conditions and multimorbidity.

Mental Health, Dementia and Neurodegeneration

Improving the care and outcomes of patients.

Microbes in Health and Disease

Investigating microbial interactions in human hosts.

Mitochondrial and Neuromuscular Diseases

We want to transform the promise of scientific advances into revolutionary treatments. We hope this restores neuromuscular and mitochondrial health.

Molecular and Cellular Microbiology

Microorganisms play critical roles in all major aspects of life on earth.

Molecular Mechanisms of Life

We want to uncover fundamental biological mechanisms at a molecular level.

Neuroscience, Neurodisability and Neurological Disorders

We are a diverse group of scientists and clinicians who aim to understand how the nervous system works, in both health and disease.

Nutrition, Exercise and Metabolism

We deliver world-class research to understand how different factors affect health and wellbeing.

Precision Medicine, Genomics and Informatics

Our theme aims to exploit data from a variety of sources for patient benefit.

Regenerative Medicine, Stem Cells, Transplantation

This theme brings together a team of internationally-recognised scientists.

Public Health and Health Inequalities

The Public Health and Health Inequalities theme undertakes innovative research and teaching.

Reproduction, Development and Child Health Research

Early life is a critical phase in long-term health and wellbeing.

Vascular Biology and Medicine

We conduct research into fundamental vascular mechanisms and the treatment of cardiovascular disease.