UK Critical Care Genomics (UKCCG) group



Aims of the Group

To undertake clinical functional genomics research in the critically ill and to develop related collaborative, laboratory based research projects with scientific colleagues.

To disseminate knowledge and promote understanding of functional genomics in the wider intensive care community.

To develop collaborations with colleagues outside the UK, with the particular objective of recruiting larger patient cohorts to achieve increased power and to allow replication.

Access the GAinS sample archive

We would like to encourage investigators in the field of Critical Care Medicine in the UK to apply to the GAinS management committee for access to the archive, for scientifically sound projects. Investigators should initially submit a short outline of their proposed research to the committee and may be invited to subsequently submit a more detailed plan of investigation.

Key Publications

Dalli et al. Microparticle alpha-2-macroglobulin enhances pro-resolving responses and promotes survival in sepsis. EMBO Mol Med. Dec 2013.
Dalli et al. Heterogeneity in neutrophil microparticles reveals distinct proteome and functional properties. Mol Cell Proteomics. Aug2013
Eisen et al. Low serum mannose-binding lectin level increases the risk of death due to pneumococcal infection. Clin Infect Dis. Aug 2008.
Fairfax BP et al. Genetics of gene expression in primary immune cells identifies cell type-specific master regulators and roles of HLA alleles. Nature Genetics 44 2012.
Fairfax BP et al An integrated expression phenotype mapping approach defines common variants in LEP, ALOX15 and CAPNS1 associated with induction of IL-6. Hum Mol Genetics 2010
Fragkou PC et al.Perioperative blood transfusion is associated with a gene transcription profile characteristic of immunosuppression: a prospective cohort study. Critical Care 2014.
Garrard CS, Hinds C, Knight JC. Applications in critical care medicine. In: Kumar D, Weatherell D (eds) Genomics and Clinical Medicine 2007, Oxford University Press
Gordon AC, Knight J, Hinds CJ. (Editorial) Genes and sepsis: How tight is the fit? Crit Care Med 2008.
Gordon et al. Mannose-binding lectin polymorphisms in severe sepsis: relationship to levels, incidence, and outcome. Shock. Jan 2006.
Gordon et al. TNF and TNFR polymorphisms in severe sepsis and septic shock: a prospective multicentre study. Genes Immun. Dec 2004.
Maugeri N et al Genetic determinants of HSP70 gene expression following heat shock. Hum Mol Genetics 2010.
Mills et al. IFITM3 and susceptibility to respiratory viral infections in the community. J Infect Dis. Aug 2013
Torrance HD et al. Association between gene expression biomarkers of immunosuppression and blood transfusion in severely injured Polytrauma Patients. Annals of Surgery 2014.
Tridente et al. Patients with faecal peritonitis admitted to European intensive care units: an epidemiological survey of the GenOSept cohort. Intensive Care Med. Dec 2013.
Walden AP et al. Patients with community acquired pneumonia admitted to European Intensive Care Units: an epidemiological survey of the GenOSept cohort. Critical Care 2014

MEMBERSHIP OF THE UKCCG

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