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Bradford City Football Club fire Memorial appeal target passes half-way mark and University to hold "Amber & Claret" dress day on Wed 20th May.

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Philips and CSS teams meet to review exciting research progress in the FP7 EU project CLaSSiC

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Dr Mike Fessing (right) on the first working visit with Mr Qin Xu (Left) and Prof Guoliang Xu (Centre) in the Guoliang lab at Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology following award of major collaboration grant from MRC and NSFC.

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Prof Des Tobin welcomed the 30+ representatives of the Personal Care and Cosmetics industry to "What's the future for Personal Care and Cosmetics", one of a series of "What's the future of..." events being run by Huddersfield based YCF (, an in this case co-hosted by the Centre for Skin Sciences in the re:centre at the University.

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Melanosome transfer mechanisms discovered at Bradford help develop new technologies

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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.

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:-

  • 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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General Enquiries


Tel: +44(0)1274 235905

Fax +44(0)1274 232225


Prof Des Tobin

Associate Director

Prof Vladimir Botchkarev 

Dr Miriam Wittmann 

Buisness Development

Dr Gill Westgate