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Institute of Hepatology moves to Denmark Hill

A new research facility in liver disease is moving to Denmark Hill. The present Institute of Hepatology, directed by Professor Roger Williams and located on the UCL campus, will relocate to Denmark Hill into a new research building to be funded by the Foundation for Liver Research.

The new facility will be sited next to the new Maurice Wohl Institute of Neuroscience.  The site is being purchased from the Trustees of the King’s College Hospital Charity and the aim is to have the new Institute up and running by the spring of 2016.

In February 2014, Professor Sir Rick Trainor, Principal and President of King's College London, signed a Memorandum of Understanding on behalf of the College with the Foundation for Liver Research and King’s College Hospital NHS Trust, to establish the new facility to be known as the Institute of Hepatology, Foundation for Liver Research. 

This exciting new collaboration will foster research links between the Foundation for Liver Research and the Institute of Liver Studies and other academic units at King’s College London, together with the clinical departments within King’s Health Partners, with the aim of maximising opportunities for basic and translational liver research at Denmark Hill.

In order to promote the research interactions and joint grant applications, a Research Advisory Group will be set up which will be co-chaired by the Director of the Institute of Hepatology, currently Professor Roger Williams CBE, and the Head of the Institute of Liver Studies, Professor Alberto Sanchez-Fueyo.

Professor Trainor says: “For Professor Roger Williams, I know, it will be a very great pleasure for him to return to Denmark Hill and the liver work that he left there in 1996. On behalf of King’s College London, I can say just how much I welcome him back to the fold.”

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