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To sustain a healthy population in our modern world, we need novel therapies.

Our research covers modern drug discovery across brain health and cancer.

Brain health

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development estimates the economic cost of mental health conditions in the UK at £70 to £100 billion each year. By optimising therapies, we can make a real impact on the lives of patients and the healthcare sector.

Our research is carried out by a multidisciplinary team of experts, so that we can meet the biggest health challenges of our time.

Scientists within our Institute work together with collaborators from across the university, as well as with industry, to bring cutting-edge biomedical science from the laboratory bench to the patient’s bedside.

Our research is discovering novel therapeutic options for conditions including schizophrenia, anxiety, depression and psychosis.


We have a well-established portfolio of projects focusing on bettering cancer treatments. We are working on developing and identifying effective cancer targets to produce personalised treatments – reducing side effects and improving outcomes for people with cancer.