A warm welcome to you from all the staff, patients and members of the public associated with the Scar Free Foundation Centre for Conflict Wound Research. The Centre will strive to support future generations of service men and women through cutting edge research that will lead to new treatments. We recognise that this area of research cannot be the sole domain of one institution or one city. We are delighted to be working so closely with colleagues at the University of the West of England in Bristol as well as others throughout the UK.

Professor Naiem Moiemen
Director of the Scar Free Foundation Centre for Conflict Wound Research

About us

The principal aim of the Conflict Wound Research Centre is to reduce and eventually eradicate the impact of scarring and related loss of function amongst Armed Forces personnel who sustain critical injuries during their deployment, as well as civilians injured in conflict or terrorism incidents. It will achieve this by supporting a nationally relevant programme of biological and clinical research under three strategic themes.

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Our Research

During the last decade, focused research on major trauma and burns has achieved a better understanding of the immediate and dramatic cellular, molecular and genomic response to injury. Severe trauma and delayed wound closure were implicated in excessive scarring later after injury. Early in vitro studies revealed that serum proteins such as decorin, PDGF and TGFβ were predictive of later hypertrophic scarring in burn patients. To date this understanding of scar formation has not been translated in to patient benefit and there is an urgent need to focus and integrate fundamental and clinical research to improve acute wound care, minimising scar formation, and treatment of historic scars.

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Our principal aim is to reduce and eventually eradicate the impact of scarring and related loss of function amongst Armed Forces personnel.

Public Involvement

Patients and their families have personal experiences of treatments and living with the results of an injury or condition that researchers and healthcare professionals may not have. By being involved in our research, patients and the public can advise on what is important to them and bring different perspectives to the way that research studies are planned, designed and carried out.

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Our Partners

Find out about who The Centre of Conflict Wound Research collaborate and work with in order to achieve our common goal of improving the lives of patients living with scarring and developing approaches to prevent scarring.

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