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Finding Heart Disease Before it Finds You – A Data Science Opportunity

May 1, 2024 2:05 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

A project using Artificial Intelligence to tackle cardiovascular healthcare inequalities in North East London has been awarded over £300,000 by Barts Charity. The PREDICT project will use patient data to predict and prevent emergency admissions to hospital for patients with heart valve disease.    The 3-year project will translate medical notes into structured data which is suitable for identifying groups...


Using data to speed up diagnosis of rare diseases

February 27, 2024 1:52 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

In a new collaboration with Barts Health’s Clinical Haematology team and Sanofi, Barts Life Sciences (BLS) aims to speed up diagnosis – and in turn treatment – of rare diseases. Rare diseases aren’t as rare as you might think. In fact, 1 in 17 people in Europe will be diagnosed with one. But despite being more common than originally imagined,...


How AI is Safeguarding Patient Care at Barts Health NHS Trust

January 5, 2024 11:51 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Imagine a patient, whether just starting on a diagnostic pathway or already diagnosed with a chronic condition, missing a crucial procedure or follow-up appointment – the consequences can be significant, potentially leading to a delayed diagnosis or compromised care. Barts Life Sciences, in collaboration with Barts Health’s Business Intelligence Unit, has launched the TREAT project employing Natural Language Processing (NLP)...


Creating an Inclusive Life Sciences Cluster

October 26, 2023 1:43 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Barts Life Sciences is delighted to be supporting the Future Cities Forum’s “Knowledge Cities 2023” event on 23rd November, from 0930 – noon. Building on the pioneering life sciences work already undertaken at Barts Health NHS Trust and Queen Mary University of London, plans are underway for a major development of several plots adjacent to the Royal London Hospital, aiming...


Learning from others to tackle the social determinants of health – Barts Health Futures

October 26, 2023 10:06 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Barts Life Sciences Futures Hubs were recently featured in Academic Health Science Network UCL Partners’ report on how NHS Trusts are using innovative ways to address social determinants of health. Four NHS trusts in North East London have shared approaches to tackling health inequalities addressing factors such as employment, increasing income, improving education, and reducing air pollution. Read the report...


Interested in a career in life sciences but not sure where to start? Barts Life Sciences can help.

September 6, 2023 9:10 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Life sciences work doesn’t just happen in the lab. Barts Life Sciences has published a career pathways map, detailing the different ways to enter into a career in life sciences and the variety of careers available. The map can be downloaded here: Life sciences career pathways Watch this space for details of new Barts Life Sciences’ skills and training initiatives...


Barts Life Sciences is recruiting for 2 x Innovation Advisors

June 2, 2023 1:21 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

An exciting opportunity to be involved at the cutting edge of life sciences innovation in east London. We are currently recruiting two positions.  Barts Life Sciences covers a broad range of activities from discovery science, product development and testing, and the application of new technology. Life sciences in Whitechapel is firmly based on the principles of partnership and collaboration, with...


Barts Life Sciences Data Science is recruiting…

March 14, 2023 2:22 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Barts Life Sciences is recruiting for 2 posts within our data science team. A very exciting opportunity to join a team at the cutting edge of healthcare research: Research Coordinator: https://www.bartshealth.nhs.uk/jobs/#!/job/v5128428 Digital Fellow: https://www.bartshealth.nhs.uk/jobs/#!/job/v5127856856  


Barts Cancer Institute is recruiting for a Professor / Reader in Digital Pathology

November 23, 2022 3:31 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Applications are sought for a senior academic to join the Barts Cancer Institute in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. The post holder will lead a multidisciplinary research programme and implement an artificial intelligence framework for a comprehensive integrated radiological/histological, clinical and molecular analysis to aid advanced diagnostics, prognostics and therapy. This is one of three professorial positions, funded with...


Barts Life Sciences’ Barts Health Futures hub featured on the BBC

September 8, 2022 12:40 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Could these young people from East London be the future faces of our NHS? Barts Health NHS Trust is delivering workshops, as part of Barts Charity-funded Healthcare Horizons, to 17 and 18-year-olds across schools in east London to provide an insight into NHS trauma services. The initiative aims to improve access and entry into health careers, particularly for those in...