Research groups

We work broadly across the following research groups:

Clinical Photobiology

Complex Disease Epigenetics Group
The Complex Diesease Epigenetics Group takes an integrated genomics approach to understand the molecular mechanisms involved in brain health and disease across the life-course.

Endothelial Cell Biology
The research of the Endothelial Cell Biology group focuses on the molecular basis of vascular/endothelial changes in pathological conditions such as diabetes and cancer metastasis. 

Epidemiology and Public Health
The Epidemiology and Public Health Group conducts research on genetic and conventional risk factors for chronic conditions of ageing. 

Exeter IBD and Pharmacogenetics Research Group
The aims of the group are to raise the profile of inflammatory bowel disease, to increase research in this field and to help to improve the health outcomes and management of patients with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

Inflammation
This Inflammation research group studies the role of oxidative-nitrative stress in patients with inflammatory diseases.

Islet Biology
We aim to understand why people develop diabetes and to use this knowledge to either prevent or slow the progression of the illness in susceptible individuals.

Molecular Genetics - Monogenic
The Monogenic research group works on defining the genetic cause of monogenic disorders, and uses information on the genetic defect to define future improvements in therapy and medical care and to give new scientific insights.

Molecular Genetics - Polygenic
Our Polygenic Molecular Genetics group has become internationally recognised as a leader in the genetics of common human traits and conditions. Our focus is on type 2 diabetes and related traits.

Obesity and adipose tissue biology
The Obesity Research Group is closely interlinked with the NIHR Clinical Research Facility at Wonford. A particular focus and expertise of the group is the molecular biology of adipose tissue. 

PROTECT
The PROTECT Study will gather data and support innovative research to improve our understanding of the ageing brain and why people develop dementia.

RNA-mediated mechanisms of disease

Vascular Medicine
The University of Exeter Medical School is internationally renowned for its Vascular research. Particular strengths include clinical microvascular and macrovascular research in the diabetes and related disorders field, effects of dietary interventions, and the roles of small vessel disease in stroke.