Oral and biomedical sciences
Our research aims to improve the understanding of cellular and molecular processes that underpin infection, disease and trauma.
Research in this theme has a focus, but is not limited to the oral cavity. Our ultimate goal is to use our research to develop therapeutic approaches to improve human health. There is a strong translational aspect to our research, which benefits greatly from the continuous flow of knowledge between clinicians and basic scientists.
The theme encompasses five overlapping and interdisciplinary research groups:
Institutes and networks
Researchers in the theme benefit from membership of University research institutes and networks including the Cardiff Institute of Tissue Engineering and Repair (CITER), the Arthritis Research UK Biomechanics and Bioengineering Centre and the Institute of Infection and Immunity.