University of Liverpool (Personalised Medicine)

University of Liverpool (Personalised Medicine)

University of Liverpool (Personalised Medicine)

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In 2007 the Foundation awarded £2 million towards the creation of a key new pharmacogenetics research facility at the University of Liverpool. The Wolfson Centre for Personalised Medicine is accommodated in the restored Liverpool Royal Infirmary, a Grade II listed Waterhouse building, and was created to improve the efficacy rates of drugs and to reduce the number of adverse and fatal reactions currently experienced by patients.

The Centre aims to translate its laboratory findings into clinical practice, leading to novel trials, a standardising of personal medicine approaches, and benefits in patient care. The Centre is supported by staff from the Department of Pharmacology and remains linked with the School of Biomedical Sciences, which has also received Wolfson support through the help of Wolfson Merit Awards.

This project is an example of Wolfson funding in this area - the support of international quality scientific research through the provision of capital infrastructure.

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