Professor Jenny Southgate
Director of the Jack Birch Unit for Molecular Carcinogenesis
Welcome to the website of the Jack Birch Unit for Molecular Carcinogenesis. The Jack Birch Unit was opened in 1992, funded by the generosity of the late Jack Birch, OBE and York Against Cancer.
Research in the Jack Birch Unit concentrates on epithelial tissues, which give rise to more than 80% of all adult human cancers. Our main focus is on bladder cancer which is studied relatively little despite being the 5th most common adult cancer. Bladder cancers develop from the urothelium, the specialised lining of the bladder wall.
- Homeostatic mechanisms in human urothelium: balancing of tissue regeneration and differentiation with implications for regenerative medicine and cancer
There are currently no fully-funded studentships available
14 March, 2017
Scientists say they are a step closer to solving chronic bladder diseases
14 February, 2017
JBU hosts scientists and academics from UK SME UroPharma Ltd and Synesis LLC.
21 March, 2016
Research conducted by scientists at the University of York has revealed how recreational ketamine abuse damages the bladder.