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Research in Chester Medical School is led by a large group of experienced biomedical and clinical researchers, providing exciting opportunities for study - ranging from basic cellular/molecular science to clinical translational studies.

Current research topics include:

  • Molecules, Cells & Tissues Research - cancer biology, stem cells and tissue regeneration, detection of biomarkers of disease, cell signalling, pharmacology, membranes and drug delivery, molecular immunology and histopathology.
  • Stem Cells and Tissue Regeneration Research – spinal injury, stem cell and tissue regeneration.
  • Chester Centre for Stress Research - an interdisciplinary group with a focus on all aspects of stress analysed at molecular, biological, psychological and social levels. This includes cellular stress; extra-cellular heat shock proteins; clinical studies in Alzheimer’s disease; cardiovascular disease; cancer; diabetes and other diseases; and exercise and stress.

The School’s research is underpinned by a diverse range of staff research interests and many national and international links. A number of staff are on international scientific committees and are on editorial boards of scientific journals.

A number of external bodies collaborate with the School including: Countess of Chester Hospital, Betsi Cadwaladr Hospital, Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital – Oswestry, and Veterinary Tissue Bank Ltd. These connections are further enhanced by links with other regional and international universities.

Chester Medical School welcomes applicants to undertake research towards MRes, PhD and MD research degrees. We are particularly keen to hear from students who would like to undertake research in any of the areas highlighted above.

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