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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.

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).

Research Focus

  • Hypertension and associated co-morbidities (such as cardiovascular disease and stroke)
  • Diabetes
  • Musculoskeletal Health – Motor Neurone Disease (ALS)
  • Inflammatory disease (including rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Mental health (including Alzheimer's disease and dementia)
  • Cancer (specifically multiple myeloma, prostate cancer)
  • Eye disease (collaboration with Vision Science Research Group)