Who are we?
We are a team of clinician scientists. We are doctors and nurses who look after patients in hospital, particularly in operating theatres and the intensive care unit. We are committed to improving outcomes for our patients through research. We explore what happens within the cells of patients when they face a severe stress, such as major surgery or critical illness. We believe that better understanding of this process will lead to improved survival and quality of life for our patients.
What are our aims?
We are particularly interested in the tiny powerhouses, within our cells, responsible for generating almost all of our energy: the mitochondria. Many medical interventions aim to protect the mitochondria, but their workings in different disease states remains mysterious. We are committed to understanding this process in real, human patients, in a real-world environment.
Where are we?
We are based at the Royal Free Hospital (departments of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine), and the Division of Surgery and Interventional Science at University College London.