Institute of Life Sciences and Healthcare

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    United Kingdom

Organisation profile

Organisation profile

At the Institute of Life Sciences and Healthcare (ILSH), we discover, understand and develop knowledge of health and disease in order to achieve real-world impact.

Our culture is collaborative and our cross-disciplinary work aligns with the University's research themes of ‘Health and Wellbeing’ and ‘Future and Emerging Technologies’. Most importantly, it responds to the needs of society.

Through the discoveries we're making at ILSH, many in partnership with healthcare and industry, we're turning our research into real-world impact. In the most-recent REF 2021 report, 90% of ILSH research and 100% of Impact Case Studies were rated 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent’ in terms of originality, significance and rigour. 

Our research in the Institute of Institute of Life Sciences and Healthcare covers the following research areas of expertise:

  • Nano materials for drug and gene delivery
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular mechanisms of diseases
  • Neurobiology
  • Biophysics and molecular genetics
  • Epigenetics and developmental biology
  • Clinical innovation
  • Global health, population and policy
  • Pharmacy practice

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


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