Research Themes

All research projects within MoSMed are based in both molecular and medical sciences and focus on unmet medical needs, such as:

  • understanding of disease biology
  • identification of new therapeutic targets
  • new approaches to the discovery and development of novel therapies

Specific problems are identified by researchers within the CDT, industrial partners, stakeholders and the CDT Doctoral Researchers.  

The research is structured around three theme areas 

Research Excellence

Newcastle University
Newcastle University is a leading institution for medical research, being consistently ranked in the top 10 nationally. We have an international reputation and proven track-record in drug discovery and medicinal chemistry. In REF2021 100% of our Chemistry research was rated as world leading for impact.

Durham University
Multi-disciplinary research at the interface between physical science and biosciences lies at the core of the Durham University strategy. The University is also a leader in industrial engagement and translational research, and the Chemistry Department was ranked 1st for impact in REF2014.