Image of medicine wrapped in DNA structure


We study the genetic basis for the difference between individuals in response to drugs.

The Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics has a large programme of research in pharmacogenetics/pharmacogenomics. The ultimate aim of our research is to translate laboratory findings into the clinic for the benefit of patients, the public and the healthcare system.

Investment - The University has been selected by the Department of Health to receive a £3 million NHS Chair in Pharmacogenetics – the first and only such position in the country.

The University has funded cutting-edge equipment such as a state-of-the-art DNA archiving system. The archive will hold up to 300,000 DNA samples of patients and will sort and select samples via an automated robotic system, enabling high-throughput.

The Wolfson Foundation has provided £2million towards a £10 million project to establish the Wolfson Centre for Personalised Medicine.

Professor Sir Munir Pirmohamed

We will provide the evidence base for pharmacogenetics that is necessary to revolutionise the way important illnesses are treated in the UK and worldwide in a number of important diseases areas.

Professor Sir Munir Pirmohamed

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