The Division of Systems Medicine is a multidisciplinary faculty studying the systems of the human body with the aim of developing a deeper understanding of health and disease.

The Division of Systems Medicine is 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.

We address the prospect of 4P Medicine (predictive, preventive, personalised and participatory) and utilizes for example, in vitro models to inform the study of complexes diseases.

We apply the tools of Systems Medicine to study fundamental disorders such as cardiovascular, neurological and metabolic disorders.  Our research is 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 the concept of stratified/personalised treatment of diseases.

Our research is funded from both major UK funders such as MRC, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), Diabetes UK, British Heart Foundation and international funding agencies such as EU and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The Division is an excellent environment for the training of future leaders in the field. An example of this is the iPlacenta PhD training program which encompasses innovative modelling of the placenta for Maternal and Foetal health as part of a European Training Network.

Dr Colin Henderson

Dr Colin Henderson

Deputy Head of Division

Principal Investigators