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.

Our Research is aimed at understanding the cellular and molecular processes underlying skin and hair biology in both health and disease.

A key ambition is to translate this research towards new discovery and development of technologies for therapeutic and personal care applications.

Excellence is recognised through substantial investment from both industry and research councils, leading to high impact research outputs.

We have a specialist interest in skin epigenetics with several international collaborations and boast a long heritage in generating new insights into melanogenesis and hair growth.

Close partnerships with the Plastic Surgery and Burns Research Unit, a charity raising funding for burns research, and Leeds Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Unit, shape our research in wound healing and inflammatory skin diseases

We are proud to host our second International Symposium "Epigenetic Regulation of Skin Regeneration, Ageing and Disease" in Bradford on 17-19 March 2016.

The CSS occupies laboratories within the Faculty 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 and Ethical Tissue Bank.