Olivia Neeson, from Limavady Grammar School, was among those who got a hands on look at the world class research into stratified medicine going on at the Clinical Translation Research and Innovation Centre in Altnagelvin recently.
Ulster University has been showcasing the world-leading research taking place at C-TRIC in an attempt to encourage more young people to consider the career opportunities stratified medicine has to offer.
A two-day event, hosted at the University’s Altnagelvin site, gave school pupils an insight into the work carried out by researchers at the Centre for Stratified Medicine and offered the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the field.
Launched in 2013, the Centre for Stratified Medicine focuses on personalised medicine approaches to managing chronic diseases, tailoring healthcare to individual patients.
The Centre for Stratified Medicine recently achieved top ranking in the UK-wide Research Excellence Framework as part of Ulster University’s Biomedical Sciences Research Institute.
Last year the Western Trust extended its existing research laboratories at the C-TRIC building to provide offices and teaching rooms for lecturers and post-graduate students. It also moved its Clinical Education Centre to another site at the hospital.