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Professor Julie Thornton


Professor Julie Thornton, Director of the Centre for Skin Sciences, University of Bradford, a leading academic centre for research in skin science, and the Scientific Director of the Plastic Surgery and Burns Research Unit, Professor Thornton’s research focuses on developing relevant human skin and hair follicle ex vivo models to study ageing, inflammation, and wound healing. Projects encompass impaired wound healing around radiotherapy, burns, diabetes, and infection; ageing skin and hair; impact of light and circadian rhythms on skin homeostasis (UV, vitamin D, visible light); hair promoting supplements (phytoestrogens) on breast cancer treatment; and the development of the first 3-cell pigmented skin equivalent.


Professor Julie Thornton
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