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Northern Ireland (UKN)

Northern Ireland has a population of 1.8 million. In Northern Ireland personalised medicine is an area of substantial and rapidly growing focus which benefits from the core strengths that underpin the region’s health and social care and research and development infrastructure.

The Queen’s University hosts the Precision Medicine Centre (PMC) of Excellence, which will provide the necessary infrastructure to meet the increasing demands in the changing field of healthcare and industry in terms of technologies and expertise.


The Northern Ireland Centre for Stratified Medicine, which undertakes cutting edge stratified medicine research is a collaborative project between the University of Ulster's Biomedical Sciences Research Institute, C-TRIC (the Clinical Translational Research and Innovation Centre) and the Western Health and Social Care Trust.


The Centre for Personalised Medicine and Clinical Decision Making (INTERREG VA Programme) is also located at Ulster University. This cross-border collaborative project, led by Stratified Medicine Ulster University includes 13 partner organisations.

Department of Health, Northern Ireland https://www.health-ni.gov.uk/

Policy document (RIS3): Yes

Policy document PM@RIS3: Yes

Policy documents


  1. Regional (Northern Ireland)  Research for Better Health & Social Care A Strategy for Health & Social Care Research and Development in Northern Ireland (2016-2025)  https://www.health-ni.gov.uk/sites/default/files/publications/dhssps/research-and-development-strategy-2016-25_1.pdf 

  2. Regional (Northern Ireland) Precision Medicine in Northern Ireland  http://matrixni.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Precision-Medicine-in-Northern-Ireland.pdf

  3. Press release QUB PM Centre of Excellence opens - press release  http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/PMC/News/QueensUniversityBelfastofficiallyopensPrecisionMedicineCentreofExcellence.html 


Major initiatives


  1. Centre of Excellence Precision Medicine Centre https://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/PMC/

  2. Northern Ireland Centre for Stratified Medicine  https://www.ulster.ac.uk/research/topic/biomedical-sciences/research/northern-ireland-centre-for-stratified-medicine

  3. Centre for Personalised Medicine - Clinical Decision Making and Patient Safety (CPM)  https://www.ulster.ac.uk/research/topic/biomedical-sciences/research/centre-for-personalised-medicine

  4. SAPHIRe  www.saphire-eu.eu

  5. The Northern Ireland  Biobank  https://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/PMC/TheNorthernIrelandBiobank/

  6. Clinical Diagnostics Laboratory  molecular diagnostics lab  https://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/PMC/ClinicalDiagnostics/

Is the region represented in: Horizon2020; Regional Smart Specialisation Strategy Platforms/Partnerships (RIS3); EIT Health/InnoStars/Regional Innovation Scheme (RIS); other?

  1. Horizon2020 SAPHIRe project www.saphire-eu.eu


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 

2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 825046

The project is co-ordinated by Department Economy, Science and Innovation (EWI) of the Flemish Government.

Department Economy, Science and Innovation - Koning Albert II-laan 35 1030 Brussels, Belgium