Department of Medical & Molecular Genetics
Head: Professor Christopher Mathew
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 newly opened Centre for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine is amalgamating stem cell research across King’s College London and its partner NHS trusts. The proposed project will contribute to key KCL strategies: to become an internationally recognized centre for stem cell research; to foster close collaborations between clinical and basic researchers; and to translate the potential of stem cells into clinical reality. The Centre is based on the 28th floor of the Tower Wing at Guy's Hospital, London.