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Immunohistochemistry staining of wounded skin for Keratin 6 (K6)

Skin and wound healing

Manchester has a strong history of wound healing research with robust clinical links. Our research extends from acute to chronic wounds, to scarring, fibrosis and healing mechanisms.

Our expertise



  • Enrique Amaya

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    Enrique’s work focuses on mechanisms that trigger and sustain a regenerative response, especially during appendage and heart regeneration.

  • Ardeshir Bayat

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    Ardeshir works on tissue repair, fibrosis and regeneration, identifying gene and protein diagnostic biomarkers (skin scarring and chronic wounds), novel targets and therapeutic modalities for abnormal wound healing and skin fibrosis.

  • Anthony Day

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    Anthony is developing a protein-based biological drug with anti-inflammatory and tissue-protective properties. He is also studying the role of glycosaminoglycan-protein interactions in inflammation, tissue organisation and stem cell biology.

  • James Fildes

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    James develops technologies to improve and prolong the preservation of donor organs and tissues using ex-vivo perfusion, which can be used across transplantation, trauma, and wound healing.

  • Sarah Herrick

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    Sarah’s research focuses on understanding the fundamental cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in tissue repair, the way these processes are linked to excessive healing and identifying ways of regulating these processes therapeutically.

  • Svitlana Kurinna

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    Svitlana uses modified antisense oligonucleotides for efficient delivery, tracking, and downregulation of miRNAs in cultured primary human skin cells and in mouse wound healing model in vivo. She is establishing miRNA crosslinking and immunoprecipitation (miR-CLIP) to identify new RNAs regulating growth and differentiation of cells essential for the improvement of cutaneous regeneration. 

  • Kimberly Mace

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    Kim’s work focuses on the role of inflammation during wound healing and how this can be manipulated therapeutically, particularly in the context of impaired healing due to ageing and diabetes.

  • Qing-Jun Meng

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    Qing-Jun’s research focuses on 24 hour circadian rhythms and their roles in temporally regulating tissue homeostasis, repair and regeneration.

  • Michael Sherratt

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    Michael works on the development of new biochemical, biomechanical and biophysical approaches to characterising tissue degeneration and inducing tissue repair

  • Andrew Thomas

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    Andrew specialises in surface spectroscopy, applicable to polymer/metal/metal oxide substrates and wound healing. He works on understanding peptide/protein interaction with non-biological materials on the molecular/nanoscale.

  • Thomas Waigh

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    Thomas is interested in bacterial biofilms and peptides for wound healing.

  • Simon Webb

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    Simon’s work focuses on developing new wound care materials through chemical modification and creating self-assembled hydrogels for applications in cell culture. Further information is available on Simon’s lab website.

  • Jason Wong

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    Jason works on translating soft tissue, vascular, and composite tissue bioscience towards clinical benefit of injured, wounded and traumatised patients. This includes understanding tissue scarring, complex wounds and the biomechanics of rehabilitation.

  • Julian Yates

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    Julian specialises in oro-facial reconstruction and soft and hard tissue regeneration.