Chronic diseases have considerable societal impact. Patients with long-term conditions now account for about 50 per cent of all GP appointments, 64 per cent of all outpatient appointments and over 70 per cent of all inpatient bed days. Scientists within the Cell Biology theme have research expertise which works at the interface between chemistry, biochemistry and pharmacology.
Our research encompasses a variety of conditions with the overarching goal of understanding cellular mechanisms and developing novel therapeutic approaches. Specific emphasis is placed on the roles played by stress, inflammation and the natural ageing process in a range of disease conditions, including:
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Foetal Alcohol Syndrome
- Multiple Sclerosis.