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Skin Inflammation Genetics Group

The Skin Inflammation Genetics Group is led by Dr Francesca Capon

Our main research interests are:

  • The genetic basis of rare and common forms of psoriasis, which we investigate as readily accessible models of inflammation.
  • The role of interleukin-36 in tissue-specific and systemic inflammation

We combine omics approaches (whole-exome sequencing, single-cell and bulk transcriptomics) with experimental studies (flow-cytometry, in-vitro assays, ex-vivo analyses of patient cells), as we believe that this integrated approach has a unique potential to provide novel insights into inflammatory processes.

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Dr Francesca Capon

Reader in Inflammation Genetics