The Centre for Biomarkers and Biotherapeutics is located in the Barts Cancer Institute, a CRUK Centre of Excellence dedicated to delivering world-leading research. We comprise a multidisciplinary team of surgeons, clinicians, pathologists, basic scientists, biobanking professionals and bioinformaticians; working together towards a common goal.
Our overarching vision is to apply our skills and expertise in developing innovative personalised diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic strategies. Research focuses on the discovery of new biomarkers for earlier diagnosis, monitoring disease progression and response to treatment, and identifying those individuals at risk of disease, and developing targeted treatments.
Our activities are enhanced by our involvement with local and national biobanks: within the Centre, we have biobanking professionals for specimen management and bioinformaticians for analysing molecular data. Our diversity of research specialities offers an unparalleled opportunity to create a biobanking system in which clinical, molecular and pathologic data are linked.
We are committed to enhancing the teaching experience both for students and the general public through our teaching and outreach activities.