Biochemist is back in Derry with C-TRIC

Dr. David Gibson, a native of Derry, who has taken up a research post with C-TRIC at Altnagelvin Hospital.
Dr. David Gibson, a native of Derry, who has taken up a research post with C-TRIC at Altnagelvin Hospital.

The future development of clinical translational research and stratified medicine in the north west has received a major boost with the appointment of Dr David Gibson as Lecturer in Stratified Medicine at the University of Ulster.

Dr Gibson - a past pupil of Foyle College and originally from the Kilfennan area of the city - will be based at C-TRIC (Clinical Translational Research and Innovation Centre) at the Altnagelvin Hospital campus in Derry where he will undertake a significant research programme focussed on inflammatory diseases.

A biochemist with a particular interest in biomarker discovery, ‘personalised medicine’ and point of care technologies, Dr Gibson has previously worked in research and development within the clinical diagnostics industry and in academic institutions on both sides of the Atlantic.

At C-TRIC, he will manage research projects on inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, which couldbring benefits to hospital patients by stratified or ‘personalised medicine’.

Dr Gibson completed both his graduate and post graduate studies in Biochemistry at QUB and later worked at a University of Colorado laboratory in Denver. His appointment is supported by an ILEX regeneration grant