Facilities

Our facilities for research and study are impressive - not just in the new William Henry Duncan Building where the Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease is based, but across the Liverpool campus, and at Leahurst, home to our colleagues in the Faculty of Veterinary Science.

We have bright open-plan laboratories, containing state-of-the-art equipment for tissue culture, imaging technologies, microscopy, histology, electrophysiology and other disciplines.

Our technology includes the integrated bi-planar x-ray and video imaging system used in the study and research of musculoskeletal biomechanics, and the micro CT scanner for complex scans on the tiniest scale. With our partners at CIMA, the MRC-Arthritis Research UK Centre for Integrated research into Musculoskeletal Ageing, we’re using this to develop ways of improving bone, cartilage, ligament, tendon and muscle function.

We also have a specialist gait laboratory, where recent successes included proving the mechanisms of the human foot are not as unique as first thought.

We share exceptional technical facilities off campus too. Our eye and vision specialists are an integral part of the world-renowned St Paul’s Eye Unit in Liverpool, and the veterinary aspect of our work takes place at Leahurst, home to the famed Philip Leverhulme Equine Hospital, small animal teaching hospital and farm animal practice.

By studying and conducting research with us you have the facilities and the potential to benefit animals and man through the understanding of ageing, healing and chronic disease in other species.