Research Profile

The UCL Institute for Liver & Digestive Health (UCL-IL&DH) is a major education site in the area of Liver and Digestive Medicine and provides training for UCL medical students, specialist registrars, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows from the UK, from other EU Countries and from the rest of the World, including developing Countries.

This makes the UCL-IL&DH one of the most international and multicultural clinical research hubs in the World. Research activities are characterized by a strong integration of clinical activities with laboratory expertise and biotechnological platforms which span from very basic cellular and molecular biology to translational projects in Hepatology, Gastroenterology, HPB, Liver Transplant and Regenerative Medicine.

At present, most of the academic and clinical activities of the UCL-IL&DH are based at the Royal Free Campus in Hampstead; the Royal Free Hospital being one of the largest Foundation NHS Trusts in the United Kingdom.

In addition, the UCL-IL&DH represents one of the major academic centres within the clinical consortium UCL-Partners (UCLP), whose mission is to develop and implement an extensive network of clinical excellence in North-East London.

The UCL-IL&DH is a major education site in the area of Liver and Digestive Medicine and provides training for UCL medical students, specialist registrars, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows from the UK, from other EU Countries and from the rest of the World, including developing Countries.

This makes the UCL-IL&DH one of the most international and multicultural clinical research hubs in the World.