Research in Medical and Dental Sciences

We are dedicated to performing world-leading research with the ultimate goal of improving human health.


Latest Higher Education Statistics Agency data shows the College of Medical and Dental Sciences comes in 6th, in terms of total UK Government research income.

Our world-leading collaborative research areas include:

  • Applied Health Research

    Our internationally leading experts help to tackle global societal challenges, from occupational health risks in the UK and Europe to childhood obesity in China.

  • Cancer and Genomic Sciences

    We make a powerful contribution to understanding how genetic abnormalities within cancer cells lead to disease.

  • Cardiovascular Sciences

    We are world leaders in several areas of cardiovascular work, including research into the behaviour of platelet cells, white blood cells, atrial fibrillation and angiogenesis.

  • Clinical Sciences

    We deliver world leading innovation and excellence through research undertaken at the interface of healthcare disciplines, translating discovery science to patient care.

  • Immunology and Immunotherapy

    We have a strong history of immunology research dating back 30 years, with one of the greatest concentrations of scientists and doctors in the world.

  • Inflammation and Ageing

    From basic science to community exercise classes, we cover every aspect of research into and treatment of inflammation-driven illnesses.

  • Metabolism and Systems Research

    Changing lives and advancing knowledge through innovative metabolism, maternal health and hormone research

  • Microbiology and Infection

    With one of the largest groupings of microbiologists in the world, we are at the vanguard of innovative research into combatting antimicrobial and antibiotic resistance.


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