Our Research
and Strategy

Strategies from discovery to

These are linked with the four research themes summarised below. Our endeavour is to demonstrate how we utilise novel advanced imaging with specific artificial intelligence tools (AI-ART doctoral training programme) and biomechanical-engineering to address mechanistic disease questions. To this end we will set up various platforms within our Centre with the already established precision medicine networks in Glasgow, Oxford and Cardiff (such as the National Consortium of Intelligent Medical Imaging (NCIM) and Radiomics in Oxford and Cardiff respectively) this would contribute to answering our biomechanistic questions with cutting edge tools. It is by utilising advanced spectroscopy, both light and electron microscopy quantitative imaging, as well as medical imaging that we can create a quantifiable spatio-temporal landscape related to underpinning the mechanisms in the dysregulation of molecular signalling.


CTI currently consists of four research themes that collectively refer to as the science, engineering and translational unit (SET) (opposite scheme). The main objective is for the SET Unit to pursue interdisciplinary research addressing the main questions in Inflammation, autoimmune, immunoncology pathologies and rare/unmet diseases with common signal transduction pathways. The questions will be addressed by exploiting advances in quantitative imaging, omics platforms, drug delivery and nanotechnology devices.

In time, the objective is to create an Innovation Unit that will have a dual role. Firstly, it will comprise industrial partners that would be involved in the research in SET, by funding post-doctoral researchers to perform research at the interface of academia and research. Secondly, it would be to work with the Corporate Engagement Team (CET) and SETsquared (https://bath-setsquared.co.uk/) to setup the necessary tools for transfer technology implementation, innovation and strategies for incubator space. This role is an important one for setting up correctly the transfer technology that may result from the interdisciplinary work in the SET Unit.

Our Diagnostic and Prognostics Unit will, be integrated into the interdisciplinary academic and innovation unites focusing on developing novel medical devices and imaging platforms for quantitative prognostics. The aim is to be a unique Diagnostics Unit whereby world-wide hospitals can utilise for early detection of disease and the analysis of patient outcomes. The main objective is to create tools for this unit that have been commercialised by the CTI via our Innovation Unit.

CTI Charter

In November 2020 we released the Charter for the Centre for Therapeutic Innovation. The Charter was implemented to allow members to have a clear understanding of what is expected from them in CTI, as well as what the benefits of being a member of the Centre are.

CTI charter

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