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 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, 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:-