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Translational Biosciences

Northumbria-University Translational Biosciences (NU-TBio) is a multi-disciplinary research group based in the Department of Applied Sciences. Our mission is to perform cutting edge fundamental and applied research, rooted firmly within cellular and molecular biology, that will extend current understanding of disease processes and lead to the development of novel treatments for a range of diseases and conditions.

Our research spans many areas including cancer, aging, pharmacology and toxicology, drug delivery, infection and immune mediated diseases.

We utilise a range of modern analytical approaches making use of the excellent Departmental facilities, which include two large suites dedicated to eukaryotic cell culture, 8-colour flow cytometry, fluorescence and laser capture microscopy, xCELLigence RTCA system, Seahorse XF, as well as the state-of the-art multi-omics laboratory and NU-OMICs sequencing service.

Our highly diverse background and expertise provide unique opportunities for collaborative research with other groups within the Department of Applied Sciences, such as Chemistry and Microbiology, as well as cross-departmental and cross-faculty associations and national and international interactions.

Individual staff research interests can by found under the “Meet our Staff” link. You can also meet some of our post-graduate students and post-doctoral fellows and learn about their research by following the “Meet our Trainees” link.

Postgraduate Students

Prospective postgraduate research students are encouraged to enquire with the relevant member of staff. University information on postgraduate studies can be found here.


Members of the research group actively participate in case consultancy work. Please visit the individual staff pages for further details of expertise.

Further Information

For more information on our research and facilities please contact individual staff directly or any of the following:

Professor Alison M. McDermott

Professor Mihalis Panagiotidis

Professor Stephen Todryk

Meet Our Staff


Northumbria Research Link

Northumbria Research Link (NRL) is an open access repository of Northumbria University's research output.


Research Staff Profiles

Our students learn from the best – inspirational academic staff with a genuine passion for their subject, whose teaching is shaped by world-leading and internationally excellent research.

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