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Our broad range of research interests allows us to undertake a variety of research projects.

Our research is funded by grants totalling around £14M per year from a wide range of major funders, including the Research Councils (BBSRC, EPSRC, MRC and NERC), Cancer Research UK, Arthritis Research UK, the Wellcome Trust and the EU (Horizon 2020).

Examples of some of our most challenging and current projects include:

Wastewater samples being collected at Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water treatment works


WeWash brings together the expertise of Cardiff University, Bangor University, Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water (DCWW) and Public Health Wales (PHW) to monitor the levels of SARS-CoV-2 in wastewaters in Wales.

The Grown in Wales Study

Identifying a placental origin for maternal mood disorders and detrimental outcomes for children.

An image of the cortical circuit

Cortical feedback circuits for sensory integration and control of synaptic plasticity

Long term memory is thought to be stored in the cerebral cortex which is highly developed in humans. How therefore is learning and memory organised in such a diverse structure?

Three-dimensional rendering of an electrically evoked calcium transient in a cardiac muscle cell.

A new approach to target aberrant systolic calcium release and associated cardiac arrhythmias

Understanding how pathological changes in calcium regulation in the heart can lead to arrhythmias and sudden death.

Scan showing prostate cancer which has spread to the spine. Credit: Dr Tom Rackley, consultant clinical oncologist at Velindre Cancer Centre

Targeting Wnt signalling to treat metastatic prostate cancer

Identifying potential new therapeutic biomarkers to improve patient care and increase survival rates.

Primary prostate cancer organoid

Investigating resistance to PI3K pathway inhibitors to combat castration-resistant prostate cancer

Exploring a new avenue of treatment for late-stage prostate cancer.

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Frozen Ark Project

The Frozen Ark Project is a collaborative global effort to safeguard the DNA, tissue and viable cells of the world’s endangered animals.

Current projects list

A list of current externally funded major research projects.