Institutes and centres

We have strong associations with four of the University's Research Institutes.

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European Cancer Stem Cell Research Institute

Our aim here is to improve our understanding of the role of cancer stem cells in a range of cancers, through world-leading research.

Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute

Taking new discoveries and translating them into greater understanding and diagnosis of mental illness.

Sustainable Place Research Institute

Sustainable Places Research Institute

A meeting place for sustainability science, focussed on exploring innovative solutions for a more sustainable future.

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Water Research Institute

Our aim is to address the grand challenge of sustainable water management for people and ecosystems in a changing world.

Our centres

We are associated with several cross-disciplinary research centres.

Institutes/centres Details
Arthritis Research UK Biomechanics and Bioengineering Centre The centre utilises close involvement between biomedical scientists, engineers, orthopaedic surgeons, rheumatologists and physiotherapists to translate research to patient benefit in the clinic.
Cardiff Cancer Research UK Centre Our researchers are turning pioneering discoveries into new therapies, helping to beat cancer sooner.
Cardiff Institute of Tissue Engineering and Repair (CITER) CITER is an established interdisciplinary network, linking around 150 academic staff from across the University. It is internationally recognised for its expertise in basic, translational and clinical research in the field of tissue repair, regeneration and rehabilitation.
Common Cold Centre The Common Cold Centre was known world-wide as a centre of excellence for clinical trials on new treatments for common cold and flu. The Centre closed its doors in March 2017 after almost 30 years of cutting-edge research.
Danau Girang Field Centre The Danau Girang Field Centre is a collaborative research and training facility managed by Sabah Wildlife Department and Cardiff University. 
Cardiff University Otter Project (CUOP) The project is a national scheme collecting otters found dead in England, Scotland and Wales for post mortem examination with the aim of using tissues collected to monitor aquatic contamination.
Structural Biology This group brings together people in different Academic Schools with an interest in structural biology.
Wales Gene Park Wales Gene Park is a key organisation supporting genetics researchers in Wales and elsewhere through access to their state-of-the-art genomics and transgenics facilities.
Welsh Centre for Anatomical EducationThe Centre is based in the School and provides resources, anatomical education and training in Wales.