Inflammatory conditions affect people of all ages, often making simple tasks like combing hair or making coffee unbearably painful and difficult. Our rheumatology experts are searching for new targets for therapies and developing ways of tailoring treatments and drug doses to each individual's biology and disease stage.
Key research under this theme includes:
- Identifying and developing new targets for immunotherapies in inflammatory rheumatic diseases such as SLE, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
- Developing stratified medicine approaches for the treatment of inflammatory arthritis.
- Using ultrasound and MRI to define disease activity in inflammatory arthritis to stratify treatment (including tapering of biological therapies) and assessment of inflammatory foot disease.