The New Library and Academic Centre will provide a base for the Centre for Personalised Medicine, an innovative partnership between St Anne’s College and the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics.
Personalised medicine is the ability to determine molecular and genetic variation between individuals, and apply this knowledge in risk assessment, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment. Advances in personalised medicine have the potential to significantly impact on individual, population and global health. There has been rapid advancement and increasing affordability of new technologies with a resultant expansion in knowledge regarding the nature of this molecular and genetic variation. However, the endeavour of translating personalised medicine from concept to the clinic will require further basic science, clinical and policy-based research, as well as continued exploration of the resultant ethical, legal and societal implications.
St Anne’s College has a strong presence in the Medical Sciences Division and allied academic disciplines and is committed to developing subjects at the boundaries of traditional disciplines as well as integrating students and researchers at all levels. In line with this, the Centre for Personalised Medicine will provide a focus for multidisciplinary collaboration and dissemination of knowledge, facilitate new programmes and research, and enhance the educational experience of students and faculty members, from undergraduates to Professorial Fellows.
Find out more about the Centre on their website: http://www.well.ox.ac.uk/cpm
“The establishment of the Centre for Personalised Medicine as a joint venture between the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics and St Anne's College recognises the importance of education and research, from basic science through to the clinic, in an area which will have a major impact on our health and healthcare.”
Professor Peter Donnelly
Director of the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, Professor of Statistical Science and Fellow of St Anne’s