Our research is supported by state-of-the-art facilities in the School of Life Sciences. Recent investment has provided modern facilities for imaging biological systems, transcriptomics, proteomics and bioinformatics.
Research activities have been supported by a variety of sponsors: MRC, BBSRC, EPSRC, ESRC, EU, NHS, Wellcome Trust, Cancer Research UK, National Institute of Health, Heal Cancer Charity, Breast Cancer Campaign, Royal Society, EMF Biological Research Trust, GlaxoSmithKline, Heart Research UK.
A wide range of multidisciplinary translational research is carried out by researchers and clinicians within the Essex Biomedical Sciences Centre. Our research focuses on three themes:
Wellbeing and healthy lifestyles
Exercise and health; childhood fitness and obesity; cardiac health; physical activity and the environment (green exercise)
AgeingInterventions for age-related conditions and diseases; human-centred robotics for assisted living
Heart and vascular disease; infectious disease; cancer; autoimmune disease; developing artificial blood.