Phenome Centre Birmingham

Phenome Centre Birmingham logoStudying metabolism in human health and disease to benefit the UK and global population.


The £8M Phenome Centre Birmingham is a large metabolic phenotyping facility led by internationally-recognised metabolomics and clinical experts at the University of Birmingham, in collaboration with Birmingham Health Partners. The centre has been established as part of a UK Stratified Medicine initiative led by the Medical Research Council (MRC) to develop capacity and capability to perform large-scale metabolic phenotyping of the human population for stratified medicine. The centre will work towards improving healthy ageing and disease diagnosis and treatment to enhance patient outcome.

Phenome Centre Birmingham conducts metabolic phenotyping studies with the following objectives:

  • To understand molecular mechanisms associated with human ageing, disease onset and progression  
  • To identify molecular targets for nutritional, exercise or drug interventions
  • To identify metabolic biomarkers for stratification of the human population to be applied in risk stratification of developing a specific disease, in diagnosis of a disease, in defining progression or remission from a disease, and in the identification of responders and non-responders to nutritional, exercise or drug interventions

Phenome Centre Birmingham provides a collaboration project environment for performing metabolic phenotyping studies in humans and model organisms. Experts in experimental design, analytical chemistry, bioinformatics and statistics to provide all required aspects of the study from conception to biological interpretation staff the centre. 

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