Current portfolio



Animal Replacement Centre of Excellence

Professor Mike Philpott and Dr Adrian Biddle
Queen Mary University of London
Focusing on skin, breast and prostate cancer

Professor John Graeme Houston  

Medical devices testing and training

Professor Graeme Houston
University of Dundee
2016 – 2021 Strategic Grant: Thiel embalmed human cadavers for cardiovascular device testing and training as a replacement for animal models

Professor Lorna Harries  

Type 2 Diabetes

Professor Lorna Harries & Dr Sarah Richardson
University of Exeter Medical School, Exeter

2015 - 2018: Determinants of beta cell differentiation status in type 2 diabetes

Dr Iklas El Karim  

Chronic pain

Dr Ikhlas El Karim & Dr Fionnuala Lundy
Queen’s University Belfast

2016 - 2019: Mas related gene receptors as novel molecules for pain relief

Dr John Connelly  

Wound healing

Dr John Connelly
Queen Mary, University of London

2014 - 2016: High-throughput analysis of synthetic wound healing microenvironments

 Professor Ann Graham  


Professor Ann Graham
Glasgow Caledonian University

2014 - 2017: Improving access to human material for diabetes research: developing the GCU research tissue bank for diabetic and non-diabetic skin.


Quantum dots

Dr Dejian Zhou
University of Leeds

2014 - 2017: Multivalent quantum dot non-antibody binding protein imaging probes

Professor Oliver HanemannBrain tumours

Professor Oliver Hanemann
Plymouth University
2013 - 2016: Identification of common therapeutic targets in schwannomas and meningiomas

Dr Susan FrancisChronic kidney disease

Dr Susan Francis
University of Nottingham
2014 - 2016: Imaging of intrarenal haemodynamics, oxygen metabolism and fibrosis in chronic kidney disease

Dr Richard SheltonEdentulousness

Dr Richard Shelton
University of Birmingham
2014 - 2017: Developing a 3D organotypical model to assess skin and gum penetrating implant soft tissue outcomes and implant device development


Dr Helen Wheadon


Dr Helen Wheadon
University of Glasgow
2014 - 2017: Validation of induced pluripotent stem cells as an acceptable alternative model for pre-clinical drug screening in haematological malignancies     

Dr Martin GarnettToxicology

Dr Martin Garnett
University of Nottingham
2014 - 2017: Further developments of epithelial cell models with realistic basement membranes for drug transport and toxicology studies

Professor Paul Furlong


Professor Paul Furlong
Aston University, Birmingham
2012 – 2017 Strategic Grant: Translational humane research programme using MEG for non-invasive studies of the human brain.

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