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.
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
To find out more about collaborating with the Centre for Skin Sciences please contact:
Tel: +44(0)1274 235381
Fax +44(0)1274 232225
Desmond J. Tobin (Director)
Vladimir A. Botchkarev (Associate Director - Scientific)
Miriam Wittmann (Associate Director - Clinical)
Gill Westgate (Business Development Manager)
Su Shergill (Administrator)