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Inflammation, Injury and Infection Research Group

NHS R&D and MAHSC partner

 

Models:

Man (volunteers – LPS and LBNP)

Patients (sterile tissue injury and sepsis)

Ex-vivo gut tissue

Human epithelial cell lines

KO mice (gut micro flora interactions) – main campus Manchester

 

Techniques:

Molecular microbiology (infection diagnostics/gut flora)

Protein biomarkers

NHS Bio banking

High throughput ‘omics’ – main campus Manchester

 

Staff:

Post docs: 2

PhD (2), MD (1)

Technical: 1

NIHR Intern: 1

Affiliated NIHR research nurses

(Critical Care + Abdominal Catastrophe/Intestinal Rehabilitation)

 

Current funding:

NIHR, TSB, MC-F7 and Wellcome

Fellowships: Royal Commission, MOD and BBSRC

 

Main laboratory collaborations:

Local:  University of Manchester

– Institute of Biotechnology

– Faculty of Life Sciences

– Institute of Inflammation and Repair

– Pharmacy

National:  PHE (Porton Down), Newcastle, East Anglia and Brighton

International:  CIMIT (Boston, MA), Philips (Eindhoven + Amsterdam AHSC),

Intel (Europe)