The Centre for Stress and Age-Related Disease has scientific expertise in examining the impact that a range of stressors (psychological, xenobiotic, oxidative and mechanical) have on the initiation and progression of age-related disease, and is the only one of its kind in the UK.
Research takes advantage of the multi- and inter-disciplinary nature of its staff with much of our research being conducted at the biology/chemistry interface, generating novel compounds and ligands, discovering novel drug targets, and investigating the role played by stress in the natural ageing process. A multidisciplinary approach allows us to not only understand the involvement of a range of stressors in disease initiation and progression but also allows us to develop novel ways of diagnosing and preventing disease.
Research stakeholders include clinical, industrial, charitable and academic collaborators and encompass local, national and international links. These links are constantly evolving and expanding with some examples listed below.