Centre for Regenerative Medicine


Our research is gaining a fundamental understanding of stem cells and regeneration and to use this to develop new models, diagnostics and therapies to improve human health.

The centre hosts 26 research groups focus on four main research themes:

  • Stem cell biology
  • Tissue homeostasis and repair
  • Reprogramming
  • Translational and clinical programmes

Our research aims to develop new treatments for major diseases, including: brain cancer, leukaemia, liver cirrhosis, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease.

Diseases we study

Pierre Bagnaninchi Research Group

Cell and tissue monitoring

Clare Blackburn Research Group

Thymus generation and regeneration

Guillaume Blin Research Group

Quantitative Biology of Pattern Formation

Ian Chambers Research Group

Embryonic stem cell biology

Mihaela Crisan Research Group

Blood vessel stem cell biology

Elaine Emmerson Research Group

Manipulating the stem cell niche to promote regeneration

Antonella Fidanza Research Group

In vitro human hematopoiesis

Stuart Forbes Research Group

Liver stem cells and regeneration

Lesley Forrester Research Group

Mesoderm and haematopoietic differentiation

Dave Hay Research Group

Liver Tissue Development and Engineering

Robert Illingworth Research Group

Epigenetics and Brain Development

Keisuke Kaji Research Group

Biology of reprogramming

Tilo Kunath Research Group

Mechanisms of neurodegeneration

Sally Lowell Research Group

Pluripotent stem cell differentiation

Alexander Medvinsky Research Group

Ontogeny of haematopoietic stem cells

Dónal O'Carroll Research Group

RNA function in germ and stem cell biology

Katrin Ottersbach Research Group

Developmental origins of blood stem cells and leukaemia

Steve Pollard Research Group

Neural stem cells and brain cancer

Anura Rambukkana Research Group

Adult tissue cell plasticity, reprogramming and regeneration

Aida Rodrigo Albors Research Group

Spinal cord regeneration across species

Linus Schumacher Research Group

Computational biology of cell populations

Andrew Smith Research Group

Stem cell genome engineering

Abdenour Soufi Research Group

Chromatin structure and cellular identity

Simon Tomlinson Research Group

Stem cell bioinformatics

Anna Williams Research Group

Remyelination in multiple sclerosis

Val Wilson Research Group

Early embryo development