Rheumatoid arthritis pathogenesis centre of excellence
This centre brings together expertise from the universities of Glasgow, Birmingham and Newcastle. Their research is focused on understanding what causes rheumatoid arthritis to develop, why the inflammation persists and why it attacks the joints.
Researchers will study a variety of different cells present in people with rheumatoid arthritis, the chemicals they produce and how the joint tissue itself responds.
Using a range of different techniques and models of arthritis, they aim to create a database of the molecules that cause disease to persist and use this information to further understand rheumatoid arthritis leading to the development of new and more effective treatments.