Research Structure

Imaging and modelling in medicine and biology:

Node Leader - Professor Jim Wild

MR imaging has revolutionised medical diagnoses and treatments. We are internationally excellent in MR science and applications that involve the brain, heart, pulmonary system and kidneys. We use computational methods to help improve diagnoses and tailor treatments e.g. in silico modelling in decision-making at the time of percutaneous coronary intervention.

Research Structure

Immune programming and genetics:

Node Leader - Professor Endre Kiss-Toth

We study immune mechanisms in vascular and blood cells in relation to disease of the lungs, skin, heart and brain using mice, as well as fish and flies, in collaboration with the Bateson Centre. We are at the forefront of antiplatelet strategies in acute coronary syndromes and genetics in thrombosis and haemostasis.

Infection driving disease processes:

Node Leader - Professor Colin Bingle

The infection driving disease node comprises researchers from infectious diseases, microbiology, respiratory medicine and gastroenterology working mainly on mucosal infections. Research in the node employs cutting edge techniques in in vitro and in vivo studies with a variety of pathogens performed across species ranging from fish to man. Node members have strong links to the Florey Institute and the Bateson Centre.

Repair and remodelling:

Node Leader - Professor Paul Evans

A healthy body can precisely remodel and repair after injury. In disease, this becomes altered and sometimes over-exuberant. We study repair and remodeling mechanisms to devise new treatments for coronary artery disease, kidney disease, skin diseases and pulmonary hypertension.