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Research themes

We aim to grow our world-leading research, delivering disciplinary excellence and interdisciplinary distinction, increasing our international profile and generating global impact.

To realise this research ambition the College of Biomedical and Life Sciences has structured its research around six broad themes with evidence of underpinning excellence:

DNA Sequencing

Cancer

Understanding the molecular basis, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of cancer, and its translation into improved care and cures for cancer patients.

Biological samples

Developmental and Regenerative Biology

Understanding development and cellular differentiation to deliver new mechanistic insights and translational applications in regenerative medicine, wound healing and tissue repair.

Petri dish

Immunology, infection and inflammation

Our ambition is to deliver public and patient benefit by identifying both the causes of disease and novel treatment strategies.

Mechanisms of Living Systems

Mechanisms of Living Systems

Technologies and approaches to uncover the rules of life that drive all living system, from molecules to ecosystems.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging MRI

Mind, brain and neuroscience

We aim to implement a unique ‘synapse to society’ translational pipeline to deliver an integrated, strategically focused research programme.

Medical results and stethoscope

Population health

Promoting health and well-being by seeking to tackle the major public health issues within society today.

The themes are intended to support the objectives of the University’s strategy The Way Forward 2018-2023.They will be the primary research drivers, and will facilitate the development and integration of research across the full spectrum of the College’s activities.

The themes will:

  • enable the College to develop critical mass, coherence and scale
  • deliver excellence across a broad range of College research activities
  • identify, build and support inter- and intra-College collaborations
  • foster research where the College has the potential to be world leading
  • identify and grow interdisciplinary research synergies
  • aid the development and enhancement of international links
  • facilitate better engagement with external funders
  • provide focus in the pursuit of Cardiff University’s ‘Way Forward’ strategy.

Theme leads

Each theme has an appointed ‘Lead’ with oversight from the College’s Dean of Research.

Cancer

Professor Awen Gallimore

Professor Awen Gallimore

Professor

Email
gallimoream@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2068 7018

Developmental and Regenerative Biology

Dr Mike Taylor

Dr Mike Taylor

Reader

Email
taylormv@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 5881

Immunology, Infection and Inflammation

Professor Andrew Godkin

Professor Andrew Godkin

Chair

Email
godkinaj@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2068 7003

Mechanisms of Living Systems

Professor Peter Kille

Professor Peter Kille

Director of Technology, Bio-Initiatives Director

Email
kille@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 4507

Mind, Brain and Neuroscience

Professor Krishna Singh

Professor Krishna Singh

Professor, Head of Human Electrophysiology

Email
singhkd@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44(0)29 2087 4690

Population Health

Dr Liba Sheeran

Dr Liba Sheeran

Reader: Physiotherapy

Email
sheeranl@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 206 87757