Specialist molecular diagnostic company lands in Birmingham

Infectious disease diagnostics company Genetic Signatures has joined the BioHub Birmingham® as the launchpad for a planned further expansion into Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The BioHub is the first physical footprint within the UK and Europe for Genetic Signatures, which already provides the EasyScreen™ range of testing kits to countries in Europe and provides clinical diagnostics … Continue reading “Specialist molecular diagnostic company lands in Birmingham”

New study explores unique approach to treat a rare liver disease

A UK research study looking into a new approach to treat primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), a rare disease where the body’s immune attacks its own liver, has been given the green light thanks to vital funding from LifeArc and the patient-led organisation PSC Support. The FARGO trial, led by Dr Palak Trivedi at the University of Birmingham, will find … Continue reading “New study explores unique approach to treat a rare liver disease”

£1.4m CRUK fellowship for Birmingham liver researcher

Dr Shishir Shetty, a clinician scientist in the Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy and Honorary Consultant Hepatologist, has been awarded a £1.4 million Advanced Clinician Scientist Fellowship from Cancer Research UK to further his research into liver cancer. The five-year fellowship supports clinician scientists to further their skills in their specific area of research, developing … Continue reading “£1.4m CRUK fellowship for Birmingham liver researcher”