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  • Dr Mario O. Labéta

    I am a Senior Lecturer at Cardiff Institute of Infection & Immunity

    Academic School: Medicine

    Areas of Expertise: Disease, Infection, Molecular

  • Dr Richard Stanton

    I'm a virologist specialising in the herpesvirus human cytomegalovirus (HCMV). My work aims to understand how clinical viruses change when they are grown in the lab, and how we can stop this happening, enabling laboratories to work with viruses in the lab that accurately represent the causative agent of disease.

    We study the way that HCMV avoids being killed by the immune system, providing information that helps understand both how HCMV might be targeted therapeutically, and how the immune system works.

    Finally we study adenovirus vectors, developing ways of rapidly producing vectors for vaccination, and ways of rapidly modifying vectors to alter their function.

    Academic School: Medicine

    Areas of Expertise: Disease, Infection, Molecular, Virus

  • Dr Anwen S. Williams

    I am a pharmacist, a member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and senior member of the academic staff in the School of Medicine at Cardiff University.

    I am a biomedical research expert who is passionate about defining the biological changes that occur in the musculoskeletal system during the transition from health to disease.

    I wish to work with new project partners who have interests in musculoskeletal health and disease, assay design, surgery, engineering and nanotechnology.

    Academic School: Medicine

    Areas of Expertise: Disease

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  • Professor Ian Weeks

    I have undertaken research and development of novel biochemical diagnostic tests for human disease for over thirty years. This has been done in both academic and commercial environments.

    Academic School: Medicine

    Areas of Expertise: Cancer, Disease, Molecular

  • Dr Claire L. Harris

    There are two primary research areas in my research group. The first is to interrogate structure/function relationships in the complement system at the biochemical level in order to further our understanding of the mechanisms underlying complement dysregulation and disease; and the second is to utilise the knowledge obtained to design improved and targeted therapies for diseases driven by complement.

    I have developed novel techniques to understand how minor changes, such as common polymorphisms (genetic variations) in complement proteins, can affect function; these findings have opened the door to exciting new research in the field of complement in human disease.

    Key techniques in the group include: surface plasmon resonance, protein purification (affinity and classical chromatography), immunoassay development, monoclonal antibody/hybridoma production, protein engineering and expression.

    Academic School: Medicine

    Areas of Expertise: Alzheimer’s, Disease, Infection, Molecular

  • Dr Marcus J. Coffey

    I teach the subject of Pharmacology to our Medical and BSc students at Cardiff University School of Medicine.

    Pharmacology is the study of how drugs work in the human body. Although we only ever want drugs to have a therapeutic effect we also have to recognise that some drugs can cause side effects in patients. So, the more we understand about the composition of drugs and how they have their effects; the safer prescribing medicines becomes.

    To fully understand the actions of drugs in the body I teach our students everything from physiology to chemistry to quantum physics.

    I use interactive computer animations to help explain scientific processes plus I give our students hands-on practical experiences of using drugs in clinical scenarios (they get to experiment on each other!)

    Academic School: Medicine

    Areas of Expertise: Antibiotic, Cardiology, Disease, Genetics, Infection, Molecular, NHS

  • Dr Colin V. E. Powell

    I am an academic general paediatrician with an interest in acute illness in children, emergency and respiratory paediatrics and health service delivery.

    Academic School: Medicine

    Areas of Expertise: Antibiotic, Disease, Infection, NHS, Primary care, Public health

  • Professor Simon A. Jones

    My area of expertise is inflammation. As a basic scientist, I am interested in the mechanisms that govern the balance between competent host defence and chronic disease progression.

    Study focus primarily on inflammatory arthritis and my expertise covers biologic treatments, stratified medicine and biomarker discovery.

    Academic School: Medicine

    Areas of Expertise: Disability, Disease

  • Professor Nicholas Topley

    I am the Director of the Institute of Translation, Innovation, Methods and Engagement (TIME), Cardiff University School of Medicine.

    I received my Bachelors degree (BSc) in Microbiology from University College Cardiff and my PhD at the University of Wales College of Medicine before doing postdoctoral research in Hannover, Germany.

    I am a former member of the Council of International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis and received the John F Maher Award in 1998 for outstanding contributions to Peritoneal Dialysis.

    I am Editor Emeritus of Peritoneal Dialysis International, Subject/Associate Editor for NDT and a member of the editorial board of several nephrology journals.

    I am one of the founders and the current President of www.europd.com a European organisation dedicated to increasing knowledge and education in the PD community.

    Academic School: Medicine

    Areas of Expertise: Antibiotic, Disease, Infection, Molecular, NHS

  • Professor Keith Harding CBE FRCGP FRCP FRCS

    I have had a longstanding interest in wound healing. I have undergone training in both general surgery and general practice.

    I was appointed as the first Director of the Wound Healing Research Unit in 1991. From 2002 – 2005 I was Head of the University Department of Surgery and currently is Director of TIME Institute (Translation, Innovation, Methodology and Engagement) which is one of the largest institutes in the School of Medicine with around 200 staff and annual budget of £15 million and Head of Wound Healing Research Unit, School of Medicine, Cardiff University and Clinical Lead for Wound Healing in the Cardiff & Vale NHS Trust.

    Academic School: Medicine

    Areas of Expertise: Disease, Infection

  • Dr William Davies


    I am interested in the (epi)genetic mechanisms underlying sex differences in brain function and behaviour.

    Academic School: Medicine

    Areas of Expertise: Disease, Genetics, Mental health, Molecular, Neuroscience, Psychiatry, Psychology