The MAHSC Centre for Genomic Diagnostics and Innovation (GDI), led by Professor Graeme Black, aims to be a centre of excellence in genomics, with a focus on the interface between translational research and service information in genomic services. It brings together academic and service related stakeholders in genomic and computer sciences research across the City.
MAHSC is promoting an integrated academic development programme that will be key to the success of GDI and is poised to position Manchester as a focus for investment in new genomic and bioinformatic research programmes and technologies.
The Manchester Centre for Genomic Medicine (MCGM) oversee the research capability and quality assured clinical, diagnostic and bio-informatic service as the core applied health science component within the MAHSC GDI partnership. The GDI will use cutting-edge research and technology for patient benefit by:
- Delivering genetic diagnostics across specialties
- Offering added value in interpretation (computing, e-health, bioinformatics)
- Enabling new technologies to be adopted by the NHS
- Supporting clinical trials and work with industry to translate scientific discoveries for the NHS (linking in to the Manchester BRC and NIHR)
The GDI will be the catalyst that enables the North West to establish a centre of excellence. It will work to become a major national focus for enabling advances in laboratory genetic testing and be capable of securing an increased share of the UK NHS genetic testing market and potentially exploit other key markets (transplantation services, virology and microbiology).
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Professor Graeme Black