Wound healing is a coordinated and overlapping series of biological events responding to the site of injury. Haemostasis (the control of bleeding) is the first stage of wound healing, where this blood clot forms a scaffold for the subsequent inflammatory stage, where cytokines and growth factors are released from the surrounding tissue recruiting inflammatory cells such as neutrophils and macrophages. These early inflammatory responses that play a pivotal role in how a wound heals will be investigated.

Supervisor: Dr Amanda Kijas ( & Prof Alan Rowan