Research & Facilities
The Department of Genetics and Molecular Medicine aims to produce ground breaking, internationally acclaimed research across a broad range of human conditions and to translate this into improvements in diagnosis, prevention and treatment. Recent advances in technology have led to a rapid expansion in our understanding of genetics and genomics and in stem cell research. We aim to remain at the forefront of these rapidly developing fields.
Broad areas of research within the Department include:
- The identification of gene mutations and genetic variation that cause and / or contribute to human disease and the development of diagnostics
- Programmes in functional genomics and autoimmunity to understand the molecular pathology of genetic disease and to validate therapeutic targets
- Investigations in the genetic basis of cancer and the use of this information to inform clinical practice
- Research into the epigenetic basis of genetic disease and biological traits
Our research is facilitated by access to state of the art equipment and technologies. The Department is closely aligned to the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre and houses the Genomics Research Laboratory. The Centre for Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine houses the Stem Cell Hotel.
The Departmentis supported by College-wide Core Facilities including Genomics and Proteomics facilities, and Biomolecular Spectroscopy.