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Research in the School of Chemistry and Biosciences

The School of Chemistry and Biosciences is staffed by a group of very active academic researchers who carry out applied and fundamental research into the natural and physical sciences, publishing their data in top journals across a range of scientific arenas.

Undergraduate students can benefit from their knowledge and experience working at the cutting edge of scientific breakthroughs and postgraduate students will be given the opportunity to work alongside leading researchers in their fields.

We are committed to working at the very highest scientific standards and our work is acknowledged as world leading in several areas.

Researchers within the school are grouped into the following subject areas:

Analytical Centre

Skilled use of advanced scientific instrumentation is a key part in many industries and our team is at the forefront of developing new analytical techniques to study chemical and biological systems.

Visit the Analytical Centre website.


Chemical Biology and Biophysics

Our top-rated research portfolio has specific activity in the Chemical Biology and Biophysics theme. All of our skilled academics are internationally recognised, and have expertise in a range of skills from small molecule drug development through to complex biological aggregation assays.

Our researchers carry out work as varied from organic and inorganic synthesis, measurement and characterisation of small and large molecules, to the modelling of advanced biophysical processes such as protein folding conformational change.

Read more about Chemical Biology and Biophysics research.


Cell and Molecular Biology

Our dynamic and highly accomplished Cell and Molecular Biology research group studies molecular mechanisms important for cellular function in health and disease with a special emphasis on chronic diseases such as obesity, type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer and infertility.

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Centre for Skin Sciences

The CSS is an internationally renowned group who take fundamental biomedical research and apply it to discover the requirements for healthy skin and hair.

This group works with industrial and commercial collaborators, developing new skincare technologies and improving modern healthcare understanding of skin tissues.

Visit the Centre for Skin Sciences website.


Materials Chemistry

The University of Bradford boasts a range of skilled Material Chemists who have experience developing and studying new, functional materials; from metal/organic frameworks for gas storage, to functional nanomaterials  that convert sunlight to electricity and polymeric sensors that can diagnose an infection.

Development of these new materials will pave future advancements in Science and Technology.

Read more about Materials Chemistry research.


Microbiology and Biotechnology

This Biomedical team within the school study a range of infectious diseases, including those caused by E. Coli, Streptococci, Staphylococci and many more.

They are dedicated to understanding the molecular processes of these pathogens and developing diagnostic and targeting techniques that could be  used to provide future medical breakthroughs.

This work will prevent and treat infections and limit the spread of antibiotic resistance.

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