Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Using fundamental research and the power of genomics to develop better therapies in cancer and other complex diseases.

Research areas

  • Bioinformatics

    Using computational biology, systems biology, and bioinformatics tools to analyse and integrate genome-wide data and identify mechanisms of carcinogenesis.

  • Clinical Trials

    Taking advances in medicine and surgery forward to clinical trials.

  • Gene Structure and Function

    Interrogating the mechanisms of genome expression and integrity in tumour development and to improve treatments.

  • Surgery

    Female surgeon

    Academic surgeons at the University of Birmingham promote a wide range of clinical trials aimed at improving healthcare and surgical training both locally and worldwide.

  • Translational Biology and Genetics

    Identifying disease-associated mutations and the mechanisms responsible for cancer and other genetic diseases.

  • Research Portal

    Search for data on ICGS publications and research grants. Explore the activities of ICGS researchers and learn how they connect to other research groups on this campus.

Centres of Excellence

Latest News

03 July 2019

Cancer research finds new ways BRCA1 gene functions

Research led by the University of Birmingham has found important new ways that the BRCA1 gene functions, which could help expand our understanding of the development of ovarian and breast cancers.

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