Research themes in the Faculty of Medicine at Imperial College

Brain sciences

Brain sciences

We host a unique portfolio of world leading translational research in neurosciences and mental health focusing on neuropsychopharmacology and mental health, neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration, and brain plasticity and recovery.

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Cancer

Cancer

We aim to enhance cancer prevention and improve treatments by understanding of how key biochemical pathways are changed in cancer, their underlying genetic and epigenetic causes, and how patients can receive the best targeted therapies.

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Cardiovascular

Cardiovascular

We undertake pioneering research into increasing our understanding of the fundamental mechanisms of cardiovascular disease, and cutting edge translational research to improve diagnosis and prevention and lead to superior, more targeted therapies.

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Research themes in the Faculty of Medicine at Imperial College

Chronic Disease Epidemiology

Chronic disease epidemiology

We are addressing the epidemic of chronic, non-communicable diseases by focusing research towards understanding the environmental causes of these diseases, improving health, preventing disease, and influencing policy on a global scale.

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Clinical Trials and Evaluation

Clinical trials and evaluation

We are at the forefront of evaluation of the benefits and risks of treatments and interventions, through clinical trials, pharmaco-epidemiology, and evaluations of health service performance.

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Computational and systems medicine

Computational and systems medicine

We work with complex patient data, modelling them in unique and interactive ways that allow clinicians to make better-informed decisions about patient care. We host the world class MRC-NIHR National Phenome Centre.

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Research themes in the Faculty of Medicine at Imperial College

Diabetes, endocrinology and metabolism

Diabetes, endocrinology and metabolism

We apply our genetics, epigenetics, cell biology, metabolic, preclinical model, and clinical trial expertise to the treatment and prevention of a range of common metabolic diseases.

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Infection, immunology and inflammation

We host one of the largest portfolios of infection, immunology and inflammation research in Europe; integrating our expertise in discovery science with clinical medicine to treat or prevent diseases of global importance, across microbiology, virology, autoimmunity and inflammation.

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Infectious disease epidemiology

Infectious disease epidemiology

Our world class research spans a wide range of disease areas, including influenza, emerging infectious diseases, polio, malaria, HIV, sexually transmitted infections, TB, neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), and bacterial and fungal infections.

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Research themes in the Faculty of Medicine at Imperial College

Respiratory

Respiratory

We are at the forefront of research into respiratory infectious diseases and chronic lung disease. Our Respiratory Medicine group has the largest critical mass of respiratory researchers in the UK.

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Surgery and surgical technology

Surgery and surgical technology

We work across different disciplines to deliver improvements in surgical practice, clinical safety and surgical education. Our research facilities include the Hamlyn Centre for Robotic Surgery and the Centre for Patient Safety and Service Quality.

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