A research hub for global collaboration

For many seriously ill children, research is their only hope. Together, Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (ICH) have been at the forefront of many breakthroughs in children’s medicine and our work has benefited the lives of children all over the world.

The Zayed Centre for Research brings together expertise from GOSH, ICH and the UCL Institute of Cardiovascular Science under one roof for the first time to work together to fight children’s rare diseases. This unique partnership forms the largest concentration of paediatric research and clinical expertise in Europe.

The centre’s cross-platform approach focuses on:

  1. Developing genomics expertise to advance understanding and improve diagnoses and treatment
  2. Pioneering regenerative medicine techniques to replace, engineer or regenerate human cells, tissues and organs
  3. Scaling up gene therapy approaches to correct genetic mistakes offering transformative and curative treatment for a wide range of complex childhood conditions

The centre is a catalyst for global collaboration and unique national and international partnership opportunities. Research completed in it is also unlocking invaluable treatments for more common and adult diseases, on a worldwide scale.

Most importantly, the centre allows us to do more for children with rare diseases, save lives through more accurate diagnosis and better therapies that are tailored to each individual child in a personalised approach to treatment.

Research teams based in the Zayed Centre for Research include:

  • Molecular and Cellular Immunology
  • Developmental Biology and Cancer
  • Genetics & Genomics Medicine
  • Institute of Cardiovascular Science
  • Centre for Clinical Cardiovascular Engineering
  • Immunology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Bioethics
  • Blood & Marrow Transplant
  • GOSH Cardiac Unit