The School's four research disciplines represent the resource platform for the maintenance and technical support of clusters of specialised equipment and facilities shared on a pooled basis throughout the school. Although staff are located within a specific discipline, much of the research is cross disciplinary and often involves collaboration with other groups within the University and elsewhere.
The four groups are
Design, synthesis of novel active compounds as drug candidates
Understanding of physiological regulation and disease processes, identifying and validating novel drug targets, mechanisms of drug action
Understanding the nature of biological barriers and developing advanced systems to improve the delivery of therapeutics
Understanding microbial survival strategies, microbial contamination of pharmaceutical products, control of microbial infection in healthcare environments
Informing and influencing the practice of pharmacy and the development of policy around medicines usage and approval.