Current research


The cardiovascular system comprises of heart, blood vessels and blood.

Active projects:
Bleeding, Thrombotic and Platelet Diseases (acronym BPD)
Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (acronym EDS)
Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (acronym PAH)
Myofilament-gene negative Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (acronym HCM)
Stem Cell and Myeloid Disorders (acronym SMD)

Infection & immunity

The immune system is a collection of tissues, organs, cells and processes that protect an individual from infection. If the immune system is not functioning properly the body can become less resistant to infection or may even attack itself.

Active projects:
Primary Immune Disorders (acronym PID)
Steroid Resistant Nephrotic Syndrome (acronym SRNS)
Primary Membranoproliferative Glomerulonephritis (acronym PMG)


The scientific study of the nervous system

Active projects:
Specialist Pathology: Evaluating Exomes in Diagnostics (acronym SPEED)
Cerebral Small Vessel Disease (acronym CSVD)
Neuropathic Paid Disorders (acronym NPD)

Rare diseases (including rare cancers)

A cancer may be classed as ‘rare’ either because it affects an unusual site in the body, or because the cancer itself is of an unusual type, or requires special treatment.

Active projects:
Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy (acronym ICP)
Multiple Primary Malignant Tumours (acronym MPMT)
Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON)