Stream 2 - Tissue Engineering and Bone Repair
Our central aim is to find new and exciting ways of helping the body to heal itself. We study the healing process from the cells up, and work to develop better treatments for children who come to our hospital with injuries or conditions that affect their bones and tissue.
Our flagship research work is conducted in the area of orthopaedics and biotechnology – the study of bone diseases and bone repair. We are world pioneers in the use of medications that promote bone growth and inhibit the processes which stop bone from healing.
Our wound healing laboratory investigates what happens at a cellular level when wounds heal, especially after a burns injury. Our research has made great advances in promoting burns prevention and appropriate first aid in the community.