Frontiers in discovery science

Cancer; immunology, infection and inflammation; neuroscience, experimental psychology, oral health and disease and optometry

At the Plymouth Institute of Health and Care Research we have strong areas of discovery science in subjects that include cancer; immunology, infection and inflammation; neuroscience, experimental psychology, oral health and disease and optometry.

Our research ranges from the study of how tumours grow, how cells can become damaged in disease and how the immune system fights infection (e.g. we are fascinated by the health potential of a unique cohort of patients we have identified who seem to be immune to hepatitis C) to the development, by our dental molecular biologists, of tissue engineering for tooth replacement.