Personalized medicine for progressive diseases

Understanding how progressive diseases develop, both in general and specific cases, is key to finding treatments for them.

Objective: To develop and apply better markers and models for predicting and understanding progressive disease.

Approach: Interdisciplinary research groups will use cutting-edge systems-medicine techniques to investigate the role and interactions of failing biological systems in progressive diseases. This approach is unique in that it will focus on comprehensive – “deep” – characterization of patients, comprehensive studies of the make up and interplay of biological systems and big data analyses.

Development: Research initiatives within the program will be promoted through targeted funding, infrastructure and recruitment of researchers.