The Centre for Microvascular Research was established in 2007 under the leadership of Professor Sussan Nourshargh. The overall research objective of this internationally acknowledged grouping is to investigate the molecular and cellular events within the microvasculature focusing on mechanisms associated with leukocyte trafficking (Nourshargh & Voisin), regulation of vascular morphology, integrity and function (e.g. permeability) (Nourshargh & Nightingale), vascular generation such as angiogenesis (Whiteford), vascular and immune cell senescence (Nourshargh & Henson) and myocardial repair and stem cell therapy (Suzuki). These fundamental inflammatory and cardiovascular responses are investigated under both physiological and pathological conditions. The Centre employs a multi-disciplinary approach for addressing its research objectives, including the use of molecular and cellular biology techniques and numerous in vivo inflammatory models. In addition, the Centre has a strong and acknowledged expertise in the application of specialised imaging methods, such as confocal intravital microscopy (see MIC-LIS (open to all researchers) and the imaging facility web-page here for more info).
The Centre has an excellent track record of training post-doctoral researchers and PhD students many of whom have been awarded prestigious prizes at national and international conferences, have been successful in acquiring independent Fellowships and have obtained academic positions in prominent laboratories.
We are a very international team of researchers, and welcome informal enquiries from talented individuals who would like to work with us.