Molecular Engineering represents a step change for the industrial design process - designing new materials from the molecular level - driven by both market needs and societal challenges.
Regenerative Medicine replaces or regenerates human cells, tissue or organs, to restore or establish normal function and offers great promise in the prevention and treatment of many serious diseases.
The N8 expertise and experience of collaborative working, partnership and trust is being applied to develop new ways of working to maximise the use of new and existing research assets.
Culture can fuel reinvention, helping people to adapt to change and generate new models for sustainable development. N8 academics are working with practitioners and local authorities to explore how the arts and humanities can stimulate reinvention and influence economic growth.
Parasitological research is a key strength of the N8 universities. This discipline is critically important, as recent estimates suggest that the majority of the world's human population is harbouring one or more species of parasite at any one time.
The ageing population poses a major global economic, political and policy challenge. It is vital that we understand the nature of economic and demographic change in order to maximise the economic benefits and minimise the costs.