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Skin disease, oral disease and immunogenomics

Skin diseases are the most common reason for going to the GP in the UK. Approximately 800,000 people per year are then referred to secondary care dermatologists, whilst oral diseases – such as periodontitis – exacerbate and complicate the management of other chronic diseases of ageing, particularly diabetes.

At the NIHR Newcastle BRC, we use the findings from our studies in healthy volunteers as well as in psoriasis, atopic eczema, periodontitis and critical care cohorts, to evaluate the effect of ageing and other age-related co-morbidities (diabetes, hypertension) on inflammatory response, disease evolution and response to treatment.


Skin & oral disease theme researchers

Professor Muzlifah Haniffa

Skin disease, oral disease and immunogenomics theme lead, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Champion

Professor Nick Reynolds

Skin disease, oral disease and immunogenomics co-Theme Lead

Dr Neil Rajan

Emerging leader for Skin Disease, Oral Disease and Immunogenomics research theme

Professor Mark Birch-Machin

Professor of Molecular Dermatology

Professor Penny Lovat

Prof of Cellular Dermatology & Oncology

Dr Shoba Amarnath

Reader in Immune Regulation

Aidan Rose

NIHR Clinical Lecturer

Dr Laura Jardine

NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer