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Prof Tobin Keynote Speaker at International Conference in Korea

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Success for Prof Vladimir Botchkarev and colleagues with 5 talks at the Society for Investigative Dermatology conference in Albuquerque May 7-10 2014

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Research Paper of Wanting Liu (centre) selected in Top 20 of 2013-2014 by an Award-wining Journal; The PeerJ Picks 2014 Collection

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Melanosome transfer mechanisms discovered at Bradford help develop new technologies

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Successful meeting 'Targeted Skin Therapeutics - A Way Forward' hosted by CSS in Feb 2014

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Importance of microRNA in hair biology is explained by Dr Natalia Botchkareva and Dr Krzysztof Poterlowicz

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Centre for Skin Sciences

The Centre for Skin Sciences (CSS) is one of the largest academic centres in Britain for fundamental and translational skin and hair follicle research. Based at the University of Bradford, Yorkshire, UK, the Centre's internationally renowned scientists have been integrating basic science with applied research for 30 years contributing to a greater understanding of what is required for healthy skin and hair. We work with our industry partners to help turn this understanding into exciting opportunities for new technology and products and you can read a recent case study on our work here.

The CSS occupies laboratories within the School of Life Sciences at the University of Bradford, which provides state-of-the-art research facilities and equipment and where its scientists have access to the University's Centre for Chemical and Structural Analysis, Bio-imaging Suite and Ethical Tissue Bank.

The CSS works in close collaboration with the Plastic Surgery and Burns Research Unit, hosting clinical fellows working within the Centre on various research projects related to wound healing and repair.

CSS has well-established links with local hospitals, Dermatologists and other research laboratories within the Yorkshire Region, UK and overseas.

The Centre for Skin Sciences is funded by RCUK (MRC, BBSRC), the EU and Charities as well as through collaborative partnerships with industry. 

Our areas of research strength are in the understanding of:-

  • Development and regeneration of skin and hair
  • Skin and Hair pigmentation - biology and disorders
  • Hair Biology, alopecia and therapeutics
  • Inflammatory skin disease and wound repair
  • Hormonal regulation of hair growth and skin health

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Email: css@bradford.ac.uk

Tel: +44(0)1274 235381

Fax +44(0)1274 232225