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The pathology research platform based at UHCW supports multidisciplinary clinical research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease within a fully accredited NHS laboratory.


  • Tissue Bank - Allows use of samples surplus to diagnostic requirements for research.
  • Molecular Pathology - PCR, Taqman array, and IonTorrent Sequencing for microbial and cancer studies
  • Cellular Pathology - Omnyx digital pathology and image analysis, cytology and immunohistochemistry for a wide range of tissue-based studies
  • Blood Sciences - Clinical Biochemistry, Serology and Haematology applications using high throughput methods

Major Interests

  • Stratified/Personalised Medicine: developing diagnostics to guide treatment for cancer and infection
  • Early disease diagnosis using sensitive molecular methods
  • Analysis of patient pathways using clinical data