We study neurological conditions caused by the immune system attacking itself rather than protecting the body from foreign invaders.
© Andrey_Popov/ Shutterstock Our insights into sleep and circadian rhythms have implications for how we treat disease, discover new medicines and handle the longer waking day
Understanding the brain
© John CairnsWe use new technologies to understand how the brain works. We investigate how brain cells interact to generate thoughts, feelings and behaviour.
Using the Brain Bank
Our samples support research into nervous system development, ageing and dementia, motor neuron disease, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis and autism.
Harnessing Big Data
We are harnessing the power of AI and big data to tackle brain disease.
We are making discoveries about the mechanisms underlying chronic pain in humans, which reveals new targets for treatment.
We are trying to identify conditions such as Parkinson's and Motor Neuron Disease early, so that we can develop treatments that prevent them from developing.
Developing Gene Therapy
© Jon BrettWe research novel clinical treatments for incurable retinal disease. We lead the field of retinal gene therapy, electronic retinas and ocular robotic surgery.
We increase understanding of the causes of cerebrovascular disease and improve the prevention of stroke and vascular dementia in routine clinical practice.
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Help us develop new approaches to the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of neurological diseases.
Read about our impact
Nearly 70 per cent of our research was rated as world-leading in the recent national research assessment exercise.
Discover our spinout companies
Several of our researchers have created spinout companies to further the translation of their work from bench to bedside.
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