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Department of Medical & Molecular Genetics

Head: Professor Tim Hubbard

The research interests of the Department of Medical & Molecular Genetics are focused on understanding the genetic basis of human disease. The Department is located on floors 7 and 8 of the Tower Wing, Guy's Hospital, London. It has a clinical/ scientific interface with the adjacent NHS Genetics Centre on floor 7 of the Borough Wing.

St. John's Institute of Dermatology

Head: Professor Jonathan Barker

The St. John's Institute of Dermatology is the largest dermatology unit in the UK, and is internationally recognised as a centre of excellence for the treatment, research and teaching of diseases of the skin. A highlight of its teaching programme is the taught MSc in Clinical Dermatology, a year-long full time course for dermatologists from around the globe. The Institute is located on floor 9 of the Tower Wing, Guy's Hospital, London.

Department of Twin Research & Genetic Epidemiology (incorporating TwinsUK)

Head: Professor Tim Spector

The Department of Twin Research & Genetic Epidemiology incorporates TwinsUK, a registry of approximately 12,000 twins from across the UK, featuring extensive data on a range of phenotypes from around 3,500 twin pairs that have attended the Unit over the last thirteen years. This provides an invaluable resource for researching the genetics of complex disease and of biological traits such as aging. The Department is located on floors 3 and 4 of Block D, South Wing, St Thomas’ Hospital, London.

King’s Centre for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

Head: Professor Fiona Watt

The Centre for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine is led by Professor Fiona Watt.  We are particularly interested in how stem cells interact with their local environment, or niche.  We believe that an understanding of these interactions is important for developing effective cell therapies in the clinic.  Located on the Guy's Hospital campus, the Centre acts as a focus for cutting-edge stem cell research taking place across the College and its partner NHS Trusts, as part of King's Health Partners.

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