Institute for Precision Health

About the Institute

The concept of Precision Health, delivering the right intervention to the right individual at the right time, underpins our inclusive, inspiring and impactful research and delivery strategy. This will enable earlier and more accurate diagnoses, more effective and kinder treatments, and will harness the creativity and collective expertise of our world-leading clinical research teams.   

Working closely with the University of Leicester’s Biomedical Research Centre, we strive to enhance our portfolios in clinical and fundamental science, diagnostic expertise, data science and artificial intelligence, advancing research across priority areas including cancer, cardiovascular and respiratory disorders, diabetes, ethnic health, and infectious diseases.  

The University of Leicester was ranked second in the UK for our Clinical Medicine research in the Research Excellence Framework 2021 (REF2021 analysis by Times Higher Education). 

What does Precision Health involve?

Precision health incorporates targeted strategies aimed at all stages of the patient pathway, from risk stratification and preventive interventions in healthy populations, through to delivery of targeted therapies in a clinical trial setting. 

How we deliver Precision Health 

The Institute for Precision Health is harnessing the power of health data informatics, discovering, developing and testing new diagnostics, and forwarding novel medicines and technologies to the clinic in order to improve healthcare provision, patient treatment and clinical outcomes.

We focus on our areas of excellence in Cancer, Respiratory, Cardiovascular, Infectious diseases, Diabetes and Lifestyle research in our diverse local population. We invest in inter-disciplinary research and platform technologies that include; clinical imaging, liquid biopsy, drug and diagnostics discovery, genomics and next generation sequencing, proteomics, metabolomics, phenomics, data analytics, health and biomedical informatics and environmental impact on disease.

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