Imperial College Of Science, Technology And Medicine

Consistently rated amongst the world’s best universities, Imperial College London is a science-based institution with a reputation for excellence in teaching and research. It is ranked 3rd in Europe and 8th in the world in the Times Higher Education world university rankings 2012 and ranks 2nd & 3rd in Europe in health and life sciences respectively. The Division of Computational and Systems Medicine at Imperial College is one of the world’s largest groups actively involved in metabonomics/metabolomics and is funded by research charities, the Wellcome Trust, EU, NIH, UK research councils and industry. Under the leadership of Prof. Jeremy Nicholson, for 25 years the Department has pioneered the development of metabolic profiling, with one of the best-equipped bioanalytical spectroscopy laboratories in the world. The spectroscopic facilities and personnel are backed by a strong internal data analysis sub- group (lead by Tim Ebbels) that has close ties and collaborative projects with the Department of Biostatistics, Centre for Bioinformatics and Institute of Systems Biology with computational and bioinformatics capabilities that are amongst the best in the world.