- Stratified Medicine Scotland Innovation Centre (Phase 2); Scottish Funding Council, £7.5M (2019-24).
- TNF antagonism and brain monocyte recruitment in sickness behaviour in rheumatoid arthritis; Medical Research Council, £1.2M (2019-22).
- British Heart Foundation (BHF) Centre of Excellence; BHF, £3M (2019-24)
- Precision Panc Project; Cancer Research UK, £8M (2017)
- Scottish Precison Medicine Ecosystem; Scottish Government, £4M (2016-18)
- Scottish scientists play a key role in new 'comprehensive' map of cancer genomes
- Cheap roundworm drug found to enhance the effects of chemotherapy in prostate cancer – scientists say it could be available to patients “within 3 to 4 years”
- Sugar not to blame for high risk of heart disease in those at high risk for diabetes
- Landmark drug trial which could revolutionise treatment for type 1 diabetes
- Simple blood test could better predict both kidney disease and cardiovascular risk
- UofG-led UK inflammatory arthritis research centre receives continued funding
- Glycated Hemoglobin, Prediabetes, and the Links to Cardiovascular Disease: Data From UK Biobank. Diabetes Care (2019).
- Glomerular filtration rate by differing measures, albuminuria and prediction of cardiovascular disease, mortality and end-stage kidney disease. Nature Medicine (2019).
- A general method to quantify ligand-driven oligomerization from fluorescence-based images. Nature Methods (2019)
- Cardiac Troponin T and Troponin I in the general population: comparing and contrasting their genetic determinants and associations with outcomes. Circulation (2019).
Scotland has a high incidence of chronic disease. There are rising numbers of people living with multiple long-term disorders, impacting on quality of life and increasing costs to the NHS.
The University’s Clinical Innovation Zone at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (QEUH) campus is now Scotland’s focal point for the implementation of precision medicine. The Zone is home to the Precision Medicine Scotland Innovation Centre (PMS-IC, formerly the Stratified Medicine Scotland Innovation Centre).
Precision Medicine is an approach which enables doctors and researchers to identify and develop treatments that are effective for particular groups of patients, using advanced genomic, imaging and information technologies. Precision medicine will ensure that the right patient gets the right treatment at the right time, and will provide safer and more cost-effective treatments.
Partnering with NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, the University of Glasgow has driven Scotland’s vision in precision medicine, including the development of over £80m infrastructure to support precision medicine clinical trials at the QEUH. Our £32m Imaging Centre of Excellence (ICE) includes Scotland’s only 7 Tesla MRI scanner, an ultra-high resolution scanner, which is the first of its kind fully integrated within a clinical site in the UK. ICE will drive the development of imaging technology to understand and benefit diseases such as stroke, brain tumours and multiple sclerosis.
The University is one of Innovate UK’s Precision Medicine Centres of Excellence and our ambition is to be a global centre of excellence for chronic disease, precision medicine and imaging. Capitalising on our investment in infrastructure and biomedical researchers to drive international research excellence and patient benefits, and deliver economic benefit for Scotland and the UK.