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A building project to extend the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology building with a new floor will create much needed space for the Institute to expand, particularly in the areas of data science and clinical trials.

Kennedy Institute building
The new floor will enable the Institute to expand its data science and clinical trials programmes

Housing more than 25 research groups, the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology is at the forefront of research in the areas of immunity and microbiome, inflammation biology, and tissue remodelling and regeneration. Approximately 200 researchers, support staff and students work towards making fundamental discoveries about biological processes that help in the understanding of inflammatory and degenerative diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and cancer.

A strategic objective of the Institute is to accelerate understanding of these diseases through the application of data science-based approaches complementing its long-established lab-based research. The Institute has invested substantially in this area, building a core of expertise and technologies encompassing single cell genomics, statistical genetics, microbial genomics, computational biology and clinical trials.

The full story is available on the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics,Rheumatology & Musculoskeletal Sciences website

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