Research groups

Our research groups work within the Institute’s four key research themes. Each has a slightly different focus on understanding the predictors and preventers of health and disease.

This research group investigates the effect of maternal, fetal and neonatal treatments and interventions on a child’s growth and development.

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This research group explores the ways in which nutrition at each point in the lifespan affects long-term health and response to disease.

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This research group investigates the effects of nutrition, preterm birth, in vitro fertilisation and exercise on health conditions in later life.

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This area of research is about discovering how early nutrition determines future health and how we can reverse the pathways to obesity and diabetes.

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Genome biology is about the relationships that connect a cell’s DNA and environmental signals with development and disease.

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LENScience facilitates connections between schools, organisations and health professionals, to support education-led strategies that empower young people.

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Our research has identified specific molecules that are required for tumours to grow and spread, opening new ways to treat breast and other cancers.

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Research into vibration therapy is improving body composition and motor function in children with musculoskeletal disabilities.

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Evolutionary medicine is a field of study developing on the interface between evolutionary theory, medicine and public health.

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This area of research aims to show that history informs contemporary science to better align with societal needs.

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