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Regenerative medicine


Expertise of research area
Bone infection; Bone regeneration; Bone scaffold; Mesenchymal stem cells; Pelvic and acetabulum reconstruction; Treatment of post fracture fixation complications

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We are interested in understanding the biology of human mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in vivo in health and disease, as a pre-requisite for the development of novel stem cell strategies. We research the in vivo phenotypes and topography of MSCS and how they can be used to treat osteoarthritis.

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<p>We are exploring how to use minimally manipulated MSCs for immunomodulation applications including bone repair and cartilage tissue regeneration. Improved management and treatment of osteoarthritis centres around earlier diagnosis, improved non-surgical interventions, earlier and tissue sparing interventions including acellular scaffolds, and longer lasting joint replacements, with better targeting of interventions to meet stratified patient needs, greater precision and targeting in the design and delivery of devices, as well as improved reliability of these treatments.</p>

<h2 class="heading">How to apply</h2>

<div>To submit an application in this research area please complete an <a href="">online application form</a> and submit this alongside a research proposal, a full academic CV, degree transcripts (or marks so far if still studying) and degree certificates. If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you meet the Faculty&rsquo;s minimum <a href="">English language requirements</a>.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>As an international research-intensive university, we welcome students from all walks of life and from across the world. We foster an inclusive environment where all can flourish and prosper, and we are proud of our strong commitment to student education. Across all Faculties we are dedicated to diversifying our community and we welcome the unique contributions that individuals can bring, and particularly encourage applications from, but not limited to Black, Asian, people who belong to a minority ethnic community, people who identify as LGBT+ and people with disabilities. Applicants will always be selected based on merit and ability.</div>

<h2 class="heading">Contact details</h2>

<div>For further information please contact the Graduate School Office</div> <div>e: <a href=""></a>, t: +44 (0)113 343 8221.</div>