Welcome to DGEM:
The Centre for Dermatology and Genetic Medicine
Our research is in 3 related areas -
(1) We track down faulty genes that cause skin disorders, especially those affecting the epidermis. Read more
(2) We translate these discoveries into clinical practice by offering genetic diagnosis to families affected by skin disease through our NHS partners. Read more
(3) Based on understanding how the underlying causative gene works, we develop new treatments for incurable skin conditions and methods to deliver new therapies into the skin. Read more
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Research groups within DGEM have discovered the faulty genes that cause several skin diseases. Understanding the root cause of these disorders paves the way for developing new treatments.
DGEM investigators are at the forefront of research to identify new, more effective treatments for rare skin diseases such as epidermolysis bullosa (EB) and common conditions such as skin cancer or eczema.