About the Northern Ireland Centre for Stratified Medicine
Our Centre is based in the Clinical Translational Research and Innovation Centre (C-TRIC) on the Altnagelvin Hospital site in Derry/Londonderry.
The Northern Ireland Centre for Stratified Medicine aims to identify how our genes or patterns in levels and state of molecules within our bodies, or subtle differences in medical images, could be used to create robust clinical decision making tests for a range of degenerative diseases.
We have the largest single critical mass of researchers solely focused on stratified medicine in Ireland. We have 23 Core staff, 19 PhD students, and 36 NHS Clinicians affiliated to our Research centre inkling General Practitioners (GPs) and NHS Health Trusts (predominantly from the Western Health & Social care Trust at Altnagelvin Hospital).
In addition to our own core team of molecular biologists, clinicians and bioinformaticians/data scientists, we also work closely with the Intelligent Systems Research Centre within our Faculty of Computing & Engineering, particularly in relation to advanced data analytics.
The Centre was established in Autumn 2013 following an award of £11.5M (from European Union Regional Development Fund (ERDF) EU Sustainable Competitiveness Programme for N. Ireland, InvestNI, the Northern Ireland Public Health Agency (HSC R&D), ILEX & Ulster University) to Professor Tony Bjourson (Director).