MRC Medical Bioinformatics Centre
Medical Bioinformatics Centre
Funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC), the Centre develops new insights into the factors that drive disease, and provides indicators that inform treatment leading to better, more personalised and more effective medicine and healthcare.
It is part of the MRC’s £90m commitment to support informatics research, infrastructure and scientists, with the aim of building a sustainable capability in health and biomedical informatics in the UK.
The Centre is collaborating with a wide range of partners including business organisations (e.g. IBM, TPP Ltd.), health care providers at a national level (e.g. The Farr Institute, Cancer Research UK) and locally (e.g. Leeds NIHR, Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust).
The Medical Bioinformatics Centre focuses on research at the interface between the clinic and high volume molecular and phenotypic data sets and links to pioneering work in the NHS on The Leeds Care Record, a unique resource which spans primary, secondary and social care boundaries.
Big Data and Health Research
A fighting chance of survival: life-saving stents for heart attacks
A study of 300,000 heart attack patients, led by the University of Leeds, has found rapid rates in the uptake of a treatment which improves a patient’s chances of survival after a major heart attack.More
Computing experts and medical researchers at the University of Leeds developed a fast, easy-to-use way of studying tissue samples in 3D using ‘virtual’ microscope slides.More
Research Tissue Banks (RTBs), Clinical Data Linkage and Translational Research
Research tissue banks are pivotal in translational research, underpinning research ranging from biomarker discovery to identification of novel therapeutic targets and providing insight into the underlying pathophysiology.More
Big Data and Precision Medicine in Aggressive Lymphoma (PMAL)
Using large data sets of molecular information on lymphomas to identify the pathogenic mechanisms that are operating in the cancer cells and to direct targeted specific drugs to them.More
Enhancing the Value of the MRC-funded Rheumatoid Arthritis Stratified Medicine and RA-MAP Consortia through Linkage to Complex Datasets
Using information collected by general practitioners (GPs) in their practices (primary care) to improve the information on comorbidities available within our RA research cohorts.