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One funded PhD opportunity

We are currently advertising one funded PhD opportunity, to start 26 September 2022. Application deadline 24 July 2022.

  • Understanding the link between SGLT2i’s and skeletal muscle health

You can read more about this PhD opportunity and apply from our website or the Find a phd website.

Openness in animal research among UK’s best

The University of Leicester has been nationally recognised as one of the UK’s ‘Leaders in Openness’ by national body Understanding Animal Research.

Four funded PhD opportunities - Closed

We are currently advertising four funded PhD opportunities as part of the Future 100 PhD Scholarships, to start 26 September 2022. Application deadline for each is 11 March 2022.

  • Investigation of proteomic biomarkers of hypertension using microsampling based mass spectrometry detection
  • Engineering the virtual asthma patient
  • Radiomic and multiomic investigation of molecular pathways in concentric left ventricular myocardial remodelling in Type 2 Diabetes (T2DM)
  • Functional investigation of a potential novel drug target for progressive lung fibrosis

LPMI call for 4 Centenary PhD Scholarships

Call now closed.

It is our great pleasure to announce the LPMI call for 4 Centenary PhD Scholarships. We are looking to identify projects that are cross college, interdisciplinary and are based around Precision Medicine. For more information, email: lpmi@leicester.ac.uk or you can read more about our scholarships.

Leicester leads the way against COVID-19

The University of Leicester has been nationally recognised for its response to the pandemic and remains one of the top UK universities in terms of the global impact of its COVID-19 research.

Professor Jacqui Shaw - Hunting the Silent Killer

Detecting cancer earlier through liquid biopsies.

Professor Tim Coates creates the MedicCom

The prototype MedicCom design, created in collaboration with the not-for-profit group Project Pitlane is supported by KTN and funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and Innovate UK. It uses a throat microphone to pick up and amplify sound, which enables patients to better hear the medical staff caring for them.

Four funded PhD opportunities - now closed.

We are currently advertising four funded PhD opportunities, to start in September 2021. Application deadline for each is 11 June 2021.

Professor Jacqui Shaw talks to the Daily Mail

Professor Jacqui Shaw talks to the Daily Mail about detecting cancer from liquid biopsies

Celebrating women in science

LPMI's Professor Jacqui Shaw is featured in this months issue of Life in the Lab.

LPMI's Professor Jacqui Shaw interview

LPMI's Professor Jacqui Shaw discussing the Implementation of liquid biopsy testing for management of breast cancer in Mexico as part of the British Council Newton Links Institutional Award. The project will become the foundation to incorporate genomic tests for cancer in Mexico, helping to close the gap in health disparity and providing ethnically diverse data on cancer genomics that will be useful for the wider scientific community worldwide.

AI opportunities in Precision Medicine

On Monday 26th March, 19 academics from across the College of Life Sciences met to discuss opportunities to develop novel AI applications in Precision Medicine for patient benefit.

Detecting cancer from a 'liquid biopsy'

Professor Jacqui Shaw talks to the Guardian.

Midlands AMS Research Festival 27th March 2019

Call for abstracts in the areas of Cancer, Diabetes, Respiratory Sciences.

Congratulations to Professor Jacqui Shaw, LPMI Director

One of BioBeat’s 50 Movers and Shakers for 2018.

Call for abstracts

Call for abstracts in the areas of Cancer, Diabetes, Respiratory Sciences - Midlands AMS Research Festival 2019

Professor Gerry McCann is awarded prestigious research professorship

Allocations of the governments spending budgets

The newly published Allocations Booklet sets out how all government science, research and innovation budgets have been allocated until the end of the current Spending Review (March 2021)

The increase announced in Autumn Statement 2016 of additional National Productivity Investment Funding is included in the publication.

MICRA publishes its first IP Opportunities listing

The Midlands Innovation Commercialisation of Research Accelerator (MICRA) project gets underway by publishing its first IP Opportunities listing

Through MICRA, Midlands Innovation is establishing the UK's largest, formal technology transfer office collaboration, with the ambition to create a single gateway to the collective Intellectual Property (IP) resources of the eight Midlands Innovation universities.

Leicester Business Festival

LPMI's Dr Riddhi Shukla is a 'Co-sector Lead' for this years Leicester Business Festival

Improving diagnosis of the causes of heart failure

View photographs of the LPMI PhD Student Welcome Day 2018 event

New LPMI Funding Call Launched

The latest LPMI capacity building funding call is now open. We are interested in supporting projects (UoL applicants only) that develop novel methods for patient stratification, new diagnostics and/or therapeutic interventions that will improve the implementation of precision medicine. The current call particularly encourages applications encompassing Heath Data Research, personalised medicine approaches for multi-ethnic populations and projects using multi-omic methodologies.

Application deadline: 3 September 2018, 12:00pm 

Latest funding opportunity from Office of Life Sciences and Innovate UK

The funding competition SME support to evaluate innovative medical technologies: round two opened for applications on 2 July 2018. SMEs can apply for a share of £1.5 million to support the evaluation, in a real world clinical setting, of innovative medical devices, diagnostics and regulated digital health products that address NHS priorities.

Key details to consider in potential partnering:

  • For each grant award there can only be a single grant claimant and they must be an SME
  • Any work carried out by universities or NHS is on a subcontracted basis (not as a collaborative partner)
  • Eligible products must be CE marked before the application is made
  • The product must be available for sale in the UK before the application is made
  • The product cannot have been marketed in the UK for more than 5 years

Application deadline: 22 August 2018, 12:00pm

Professor Karen Brown talks about tamoxifen and breast cancer prevention

Listen on BBC radio 4 Inside Health

Prof. Jacqui Shaw on the BBC World Service

Listen to our Director Prof. Jacqui Shaw on the BBC World Service discussing the latest news on a blood test to detect 10 different cancers

Prof. Jacqui Shaw talks at the World Precision Medicine Congress

Prof. Jacqui Shaw talks about the important role of liquid biopsies in cancer at the World Precision Medicine Congress

LPMI representation at the All-Party Parliamentary Group

Prof Martin Tobin represented LPMI at a reception for the All Party Parliamentary Group on Personalised Medicine meeting on Wed 2nd May. The purpose of the group is to ensure that patients benefit from new and exciting medical innovations aimed at delivering personalised health care.

Key areas of interest to the party map well with areas of excellence in precision medicine in Leicester including the development and implementation of personalised medicine approaches in the treatment of lung cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

Great funding opportunity to help tackle a key global health challenge

Leicester tops the UK league for the increase in digital start up companies

£1M funding to support academics engaging with industry, increasing collaboration between the healthcare sector and academia to drive translational biomedical research.

Capacity-building Funding Call

This source provides flexible funding of up to £30,000 per project to drive precision medicine projects forward for up to six months. Come along to the funding call launch to find out more about LPMI and how to apply for funding on 29 November 2017 at 13.15-14.00 in the George Davies Centre, Lecture Theatre 2. Forms should be submitted before 12.00 (noon) Wed 3rd Jan 2018.

Medicines discovery collaboration for lung disease

East Midlands life sciences researchers and GSK launch medicines discovery collaboration for lung disease.

The Universities of Leicester and Nottingham have announced a new strategic research collaboration with GSK, using genetics to aid the development of new medicines for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and related airway disorders. The £1.24m investment over three years provides an East Midlands-focused boost to the Life Sciences Sector Deal of the UK Government’s Industrial Strategy.

Tumour analysis used to predict cancer patients response to drug treatment.

Tumour analysis following surgery could provide breakthrough in predicting how well cancer patients respond to drug treatment.

Life sciences: industrial strategy published 30 August 2017

Chief Medical Officer annual report 2016:

Generation Genome published 4 July 2017

Professor Louise Wain is awarded a Professorship

Professor Louise Wain has been awarded a personal Chair (Professorship) and a £400,000 grant to conduct ground-breaking research into two incurable lung conditions - chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).

The prestigious award was jointly funded by the university, the British Lung Foundation, and GSK. 

Leicester among top 50 universities in the world for clinical medicine 

The emerging blood test helping to spot cancer earlier

University involved in a new trial to fight cancer caused by asbestos

University of Leicester receives £2.7 million gift

University of Leicester receives biggest ever gift from an individual for transformative kidney research.

NIHR Biomedical Research Centre opens in Leicester 

Urine test could transform the lives of people with COPD

Simple urine test could stop ‘lung attacks’ and transform the lives of people with COPD.

Asthma pill could reduce symptoms in severe sufferers

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