Research & Facilities
The Division of Genetics and Molecular Medicine aims to produce ground breaking, internationally acclaimed research across a broad range of human conditions and to translate this into improvements in diagnosis, prevention and treatment. Recent advances in technology have led to a rapid expansion in our understanding of genetics and genomics and in stem cell research. We aim to remain at the forefront of these rapidly developing fields.
Broad areas of research within the Division include:
- The identification of gene mutations and genetic variation that cause and / or contribute to human disease and the development of diagnostics
- Programmes in functional genomics and autoimmunity to understand the molecular pathology of genetic disease and to validate therapeutic targets
- Investigations in the genetic basis of cancer and the use of this information to inform clinical practice
- Research into the epigenetic basis of genetic disease and biological traits
- The development of novel gene therapy vectors and stem cell therapies
- Translational medicine programme in skin inflammation and skin cancer
Our research is facilitated by access to state of the art equipment and technologies. The Division is closely aligned to the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre and houses the Genomics Research Laboratory. The Centre for Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine houses the Stem Cell Hotel.
The Division is supported by College-wide Core Facilities including the Nikon Imaging Centre, Genomics and Proteomics facilities, and Biomolecular Spectroscopy.