The BRC Nucleus is a state of the art facility established in 2009 as a result of a major infrastructure grant from the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) and Guy's and St Thomas' Charity.
The new research tools being developed in the Nucleus are designed to improve the quality of research data and produce faster, more focused results, from large and complex clinical, genomic, proteomic and neuroimaging data. This will improve our ability to develop new biomarkers, as well as diagnostic tools for the prevention, treatment and understanding of mental health illness and dementia.
Projects in the Nucleus include:
- Clinical Record Interactive Search (CRIS) System
- South East London Community Health (SELCoH) Survey
- Bioinformatics and imaging analysis
The BRC Nucleus is central to the Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre and Dementia Unit's (BRC/U's) aim of reducing the time it takes for clinical research to become medical practice. The BRC Nucleus is directed by Professor Matthew Hotopf.