The department supports investigator-led research through a series of well-founded laboratories. This research covers every aspect of biological science related to medicine: from the bench to the bedside, from blue sky to full clinical trials, from technology development to spin-out. It covers many fields and many clinical disciplines.
The department supports this research in an environment designed to foster the long-term career development of fellows and research staff.
All of the above is made possible through the generosity and long-term support of our sponsors and funders.
This year's British Medical Association H C Roscoe grant for research into the common cold or other viral diseases was awarded to Dr Lynda Coughlan and Professor Adrian Hill from the Jenner Institute. The award will be used to design more effective influenza vaccines for clinical investigation and pandemic preparedness, beneficially impacting patient health, society and the economy.
Research from Sarah De Val's group has shown that MEF2 orchestrates gene expression to grow new blood vessels from existing ones. The paper is published in Genes and Development.