Dr Anthony J. Hayes

Dr Anthony J. Hayes

Facility Manager, Bioimaging Unit, School of Biosciences

School of Biosciences

+44 (0)29 2087 6611
Sir Martin Evans Building, Museum Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3AX

Research overview

Morphogenetic mechanisms in musculoskeletal connective tissue development, growth and repair.

  • 1989-1992: BSc (Hons) Zoology (Swansea University)
  • 1992-1993: MSc Biological Electron Microscopy (Aberystwyth University)
  • 1994-1996: Research Technician: Confocal microscopy (Cardiff University)
  • 1996-1999: PhD Developmental Biology – ARC funded (Cardiff University)
  • 1997: New Investigator Recognition Award, Orthopaedic Research Society, San Francisco
  • 1999-2005: Postdoctoral Research Assistant (Cardiff University)
  • 2005-present: Research Fellow; Facility Supervisor & Administrator, Confocal Microscopy Unit (Cardiff University)

Honours and awards

  • New Investigator Recognition award for presenting the outstanding scientific paper at the 1997 Orthopaedic Research Society meeting, San Francisco, CA


Arthritis Research UK:  Project grant awarded to Bruce Caterson, Clare Hughes, Anthony J. Hayes and Jim Ralphs. Biological function of chondroitin/dermatan sulphate motifs in musculoskeletal growth and development.£182,000 (2012-2014).

Arthritis Research Campaign: Project grant awarded to Bruce Caterson,  Anthony J. Hayes and  Clare Hughes. Chondroitin sulphate glycosaminoglycan sulphation motifs as biomarkers for stem/progenitor cell niches in musculoskeletal tissues. £161,966 (2008-2011).

National Health and Medical Research Council: Project grant awarded to James Melrose, Anthony J. Hayes, John Whitelock, Richard Appleyard and Christopher Little. The role of perlecan in tensional connective tissues. $580,500 (2008-2011).

I3-IRG PhD Studentship: Grant awarded to Mari Nowell, Anthony J. Hayes and Anwen Williams. Investigating the effect of Pre-B Cell colony Enhancing Factor (PBEF) on cartilage integrity.£75,000 (2008-2011).

Industrial work

B. Braun Hospicare Ltd. Dublin Road, Collooney, Ireland. Product testing: Assessment of bactericidal potential of Askina® Calgitrol® Ag wound dressings and pastes.




Affiliated staff

  • Mr Marc Isaacs, Confocal Microscopy & Histology Units
  • Dr (Elizabeth) Claire Gealy