cancer patient

Researchers in this theme explore the fundamental mechanisms of disease. They use this knowledge to design and test new drugs, as well as medical devices. They work together to increase treatment options and quality of life for patients with complex medical conditions.

View researchers in the diagnostics and therapeutics theme.


  • Breast cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Skin cancer
  • Leukaemia
  • Haemotology

Drug development and therapies

  • Anti-bacterial drug discovery
  • Anti-cancer drug discovery
  • Radiation therapy (Centre for Medical Radiation Physics)
  • Chemotherapy
  • Non-opioid pain killers
  • Stem cells
  • Nano-therapies
  • Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine
  • Wearable devices/chips
  • Bio-interfaces / Biosensors

Infectious diseases

  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Innate immunity
  • Group A Streptococcus
  • Clostridium Difficile


  • Graft-versus-host disease (GVHD)
  • Vision science
  • Toxicology

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