Research Overview

The LMS is an interdisciplinary research environment where scientists and clinicians collaborate to advance the understanding of biology and its application to medicine. Our research has cross-cutting themes which are all underpinned by translation, clinical impact and our commitment to training the next generation of leading clinical and non-clinical scientists.

Our research is led by Director Wiebke Arlt, and Deputy Directors Petra Hajkova and Dominic Withers and aims to address major health challenges (such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cancer), investigate the interplay between cell identity across the life course, gene-environment interactions and sex differences in biology and disease.

The LMS pursues world-leading discovery science with a particular emphasis on interdisciplinary approaches. Our cross-cutting themes enable us to do this through collaboration with colleagues across the Faculties of Engineering, Natural Sciences and Medicine at Imperial College London and others.

Our work covers quantitative biology, data science and AI, imaging across scales, translation and clinical impact, and a focus on skills and training In addition to our core PhD programme we run the flagship Chain-Florey clinical research scheme, which has been training and supporting clinical academics since 2009.