Skin diseases are common, and can range from the relatively benign to life-threatening and life-ruining.
The Manchester Centre for Dermatology Research is internationally recognised for its excellence in researching a wide range of skin conditions and in running important clinical trials. Led by Professor Chris Griffiths, the Centre is fully integrated with the clinical dermatology service based at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust.
The Centre aims to increase understanding of the skin and skin disease and to apply cutting edge investigative techniques and technologies to address questions arising from patient care.
Research interests include:
- Chronic skin conditions, such as psoriasis and eczema
- Ageing of the skin
- The skin immune system
- Hair loss disorders
- The relationship between skin conditions and psychological factors (the ‘brain-skin’ axis)
- Aesthetic dermatology
- Clinical trials
- Wound healing and keloid disease
- Mast cell biology
Patients are at the heart of the Centre’s research, and the group has long-standing relationships with local and national patient groups. In 2014 the Centre launched the Manchester Psoriasis Shout Out – a public engagement initiative which aims to raise awareness of the chronic inflammatory condition which affects over 75,000 people in Greater Manchester.
The Centre also values its links with industry and collaborates across all research areas.
We are always looking for volunteers to take part in our studies. If you would like more information on getting involved, please call 0161 206 4282.