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Biomineralisation

Led by Professor Jennifer Kirkham

The Biomineralisation research theme encompasses skeletal tissue biology from formation to destruction and genotype to phenotype at all stages of the translational pipeline; including investigations of molecular mechanisms.

  • Controlling mammalian biomineralisation events
  • Arising from gene mutation in inherited dental and skeletal pathologies of disease pathogenesis
  • Permitting development of biomimetic therapeutics for skeletal tissue repair and regeneration
  • Utilising ultra-high resolution imaging of cells and biomolecules
  • For stem cell enrichment and characterisation

Members of the Biomineralisation research theme collaborate with The WELMEC Centre of Excellence in Medical Engineering and The Leeds NIHR Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Unit.

Biomineralisation research theme membership includes: