Stroke Genetics and Bioanalytics

The Stroke Genetics and Bioanalytics platform seeks to understand the genetic epidemiology of stroke, that is, the genetic predisposition towards having a stroke, and the ability for this tendency to be inherited. This research includes enquiry into the genetics of early and later outcomes for patients following ischemic stroke, as well as the mechanisms behind artherosclerotic stroke.

In addition, our research is examining biomarkers present following stroke, and how these may inform prognosis. The Genetics and Bioanalytics platform are spearheading development of a Stroke Biobank - a bio-repository of samples from stroke patients and controls to support  research into genetic and other markers of stroke.