Research at St Mary's
Sponsored by COSMIC and supported by a number of other charitable organisations, the research team at St Mary's and Imperial College are carrying out a programme of research into life-threatening childhood diseases with the ultimate aim of developing new methods of treatment.
The objective of the research programme, led by Professor Mike Levin, is to determine why some people are susceptible to certain diseases and how an individual's genetic make-up influences how diseases, once contracted, then progress through the body.
This research has truly global implications for saving children's lives in both developed and less developed countries.
The team operates not in a remote academic world, but is using science to cure people in the most direct way possible - in close proximity with real patients in the PICU at St Mary's and with the close co-operation of their families.