Research at CCBS is multi-disciplinary, spanning a wide spectrum of methodologies from molecular analyses through human stem cell biology to neuroimaging and clinical trials.
Biobanking & disease registers
Disease registers and biobanks permit detailed phenotyping for clinical and biological studies.
Clinical research & trials
Clinical research - investigating the people affected by brain diseases - is a mainstay of CCBS research.
Complex trait genetics
We aim to dissect the genetic factors that cause or predispose people to brain diseases and conditions.
Meta-analysis, systematic review & health economics
Research that helps us design the best experiments, interpret the results of others, and assess benefits to patients and healthcare providers.
Molecular/cellular biology & disease modelling
CCBS research spans the spectrum of molecular and cellular biology through to in vivo disease modelling.
Imaging the function and structure of the brain using state-of-the-art techniques.
The neuropathologists collaborate widely across CCBS and beyond, and also play a major national role in brain and tissue banking.
Translational neurosurgery aims to inform, enable and accelerate the translation of advances from the laboratory to the operating theatre.