Personalised medicine can be described as providing the right medicine, to the right patient, at the right dose, at the right time; in effect, it involves tailoring medical treatment based on the individual’s biological data, needs and preferences throughout all the stages of care, including prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
UCL encompasses arguably the greatest concentration of biomedical science and personalised medicine expertise in Europe. The UCL Personalised Medicine Domain brings together over 750 researchers with an interest in the area from across the University, who conduct world-leading and ground-breaking work.
Our vision is to build upon our existing excellence by supporting and investing in cross-disciplinary research teams, in order to become the world’s leading institution in this area. We plan to exploit UCL’s potential for stratified therapies, leading to the realisation of ‘precision medicine’ and ultimately truly personalised care.
Underpinned by our strategy to align research, education and patient care, we aim to develop and maintain an internationally leading research profile in personalised medicine. In doing so, we are exploiting our growing informatics capacity; genomics and biomics capabilities and collaborations; and health economics perspective.
Through its extensive collaborative NIHR infrastructure and national and international collaborations, UCL and its partner hospitals within UCLPartners’ Academic Health Science Centre (ASHC) has the capacity to drive innovative personalised medicine initiatives. The AHSC creates both depth and breadth of excellence by bringing together a cluster of Higher Education (HE) institutions and NHS Trusts, enabling each to provide specialist expertise in complementary areas.
HE institutions involved in the AHSC:
NHS Trusts involved in the AHSC:
- Barts Health NHS Trust
- Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust
- Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
- Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
- University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Join the UCL Personalised Medicine Domain
If you are a member of UCL research staff and would like to join the UCL Personalised Medicine Domain community, simply select the UCL IRIS Personalised Medicine Theme when you complete/update your IRIS profile.
The Personalised Medicine Domain plans to exploit UCL’s potential for stratified therapies, leading to the realisation of ‘precision medicine’ and ultimately truly personalised care.