The Department of Analysis and Bioanalysis of Medicines, working with the Clinical Research Center of the Department of Endocrinology, Diabetology and Internal Medicine, are performing one of the most comprehensive pharmacogenomics studies in Poland.
The main thrust of the project is the complete pharmacogenomics profiling of individuals, using high throughput sequencing (next generation sequencing) methods in order to reveal the specific functional genetic variants, which are responsible for different drug metabolism in patients and healthy individuals.
Alireza Tafazoli, a member of the UK Pharmacogenetics & Stratified Medicine Network, serves as PI for the project. Previous studies have focused on specific genes or drugs, whereas this study, based at the Medical University of Bialystok, will involve a large scale analysis of the genome. This advanced and comprehensive clinical pharmacology and pharmacogenomics project aims to take strides towards personalising medicine.