Cellular and Molecular Models of Disease Centre

Organisation profile

Our understanding of biological processes involved in normal tissue development and disease has resulted in the development of a wide range of experimental models that increasingly reflect the complexity of biological systems. The focus of this research centre is to develop and apply these experimental models to address key questions in the biology of normal tissues and disease. An additional focus of this research centre is the development of alternatives to animal models in line with the principles of reduction, replacement and refinement (the 3Rs). The centres activities include:

  • Dermatogenetics – genetic skin disease
  • Hair growth and hair loss including chemotherapy induced alopecia
  • DNA damage response and genomic integrity in cancer
  • Metabolic physiology and ageing related disease
  • Lyme’s disease
  • Regulation of cellular development and metabolism

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water


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