Division of Systems Medicine

A multidisciplinary faculty comprising clinicians and basic scientists studying the systems of the human body with the aim of developing a deeper understanding of health and disease, diagnostics and/or treatment interventions

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We use the concept of P4 Medicine (predictive, preventive, personalised and participatory) and utilize various model systems to inform the study of complex diseases.

We study cardiovascular, neurological, reproductive and metabolic systems and disorders.  Our cutting-edge research is also at the forefront of defining the pathways that determine individual sensitivity to drugs and environmental chemicals, which is a fundamental cornerstone in the development of stratified/personalised medicine.

Our research is supported by major UK funders such as the MRC, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Chief Scientist Office, Diabetes UK and the British Heart Foundation, international funding agencies such as the EU and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and funding from various industrial partners. The Division is an excellent environment for training future leaders in a range of vital research areas. An example of this is the iPlacenta PhD training programme which encompasses innovative modelling of maternal and foetal health as part of a European Research Network.

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Key staff

Professor Kevin Hiom

Dr Li Kang

Deputy Head of Division

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