Congratulations to Dr George Mells who has been awarded an MRC Clinical Academic Research Partnership (CARP) grant, in the Department of Medical Genetics, for his project on Precision Medicine in Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC) beginning in the New Year.
Dr George Mells is a Consultant Hepatologist at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, and a theme lead for UK-PBC. UK-PBC has established the world’s largest patient cohort with deep phenotype, genotype data and disease outcome data. He will use this unique cohort for statistical modelling of disease to derive clinical prediction models and inform the design and interpretation of ‘omic experiments aimed at re-purposing of drugs and development of predictive biomarkers. Dr Mells will be collaborating with Dr Brian Tom and Dr Chris Wallace in the MRC Biostatistics Unit.