About the department

The Department conducts internationally recognised research on the pathogenesis of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract - to improve the health and welfare of people and animals world-wide.

We concentrate on “translational” research: taking advances in basic medical research out of the laboratory and into the hospital clinic ‘from the bench to bedside’.

This involves a whole range of experimental techniques, from mechanistic studies involving cell-lines through to patient studies and clinical trials.

Gastroenterology laboratory research

Laboratory research is based mainly on the University campus in the Henry Wellcome Laboratory of Molecular & Cellular Gastroenterology.

The Department also has strong research links with other key centres across the University, including:

  • Liverpool Cancer Research UK Centre
  • Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
  • Liverpool Glycobiology Centre
  • The National Zoonoses Research Centre
  • Centre for Integrative Mammalian Biology

Clinical research and trials

We conduct clinical research and trials at the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre Royal and at the Liverpool University Hospital.