Imperial College London
Imperial College London is a science-based institution ranked consistently as one of the top 10 universities worldwide and third in Europe
Imperial College has an international reputation for science and technology driven research in biomedical fields and has a major commitment to the application of genomic and bioinformatic methods to the study of human disease. Particular strengths within Imperial College include highthroughput genomics, structural biology and mathematical and statistical methods for biological problems. The infectious diseases group within the Section of Paediatrics is internationally recognised for its work linking clinical research to basic laboratory science and particularly in the field of meningococcal sepsis, childhood tuberculosis and severe malaria.
Molecular Genetics and Rheumatology department has pioneered the understanding of complement-mediated disease through the use of well-defined experimental model systems, especially through the application of transgenic technologies. Research will elucidate the precise mechanisms by which complement dysregulation contributes to disease.
The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics has an international reputation for the analysis of multi-level (including genomic, metabolomic and proteomic data) collected on large population cohorts. The Department includes wide ranging expertise in the collection and analysis of population samples, and houses the Centre for Biostatistics, which is one of the UK's leading groups studying statistical methods for the analysis of large and complex datasets arising in genetics, genomics or epidemiology.