The Musculoskeletal Biology department in the Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease brings together worldwide academic expertise benefiting humans and animals alike.
We work with both medical and veterinary clinicians, as well as epidemiologists and biomedical scientists, to advance our research into age-related diseases and conditions.The fact we have broadened our investigations beyond human biology to include other species which makes our work so life-changing on a global scale.
Our internationally-renowned team works on new ways of understanding, diagnosing, treating and preventing the ageing and chronic disease of skeletal muscle, bone, joints, cartilage, tendons and ligaments.
We have experts who specialise in human and animal gait analysis, as well as experts pursuing highly original research across the population, patient, cell and molecule spectrum. Due to the involvement of many diverse species in our work, we have gained new insights into variables such as ageing, healing and regeneration.
- Clinical Engineering
- Clinical Veterinary
- Clinical Rheumatology
- Tendon and ligament
- Cartilage and Bone
- Evolutionary Biomechanics
- Connective Tissue
- Companion Animal Obesity Biology
- The assessment of ageing in cats
- Equine endocrine disease and laminitis
We have four key research themes:
- Metabolism and nutrition
- Clinical and translational approaches
- Physiological and systems approaches
Our national partners include the Universities of Sheffield and Newcastle, whilst international collaborators include the Universities of Michigan and San Antonio in the USA.
Thanks to the new cutting-edge facilities in the University of Liverpool’s William Henry Duncan Building we have an innovative workspace for clinical and non-clinical scientists to carry out their research into diseases, as well as the mechanisms behind them.