Research themes at the Wolfson Centre for Age-Related Diseases
The Wolfson CARD is one of the most vibrant groupings of scientists at King's College London. We are housed in a stand-alone research building fully equipped for preclinical studies with in-house core facilities that include state-of-the art microscopy, histology and bioinformatics support.We have over 100 scientists, including ~40 PhD students, working within 20 research groups.
Our mission is to keep the brain healthy as we age. A unifying theme within the Wolfson CARD is our interest in neuronal receptors, channels and signalling which we largely (but not exclusively) study in few focussed areas. These are the cellular and molecular mechanisms that result in the altered sensory function cause a variety of pain states and that causes hearing loss and tinnitus. We also aim to understand the degenerative processes that cause the devastating loss of function that follows a spinal injury or stroke, or to limit the damage associated with Parkinson's disease or Alzheimer's disease. Importantly, our aim is to restore normal function in each of these conditions and to this end we actively engage in translational research with a number of in-house drug-discovery programs.
For details on the work within each group, please click on the links on the left-hand side of this text.