What is the ISSF?
The Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund (ISSF) enables universities in the UK and Ireland to invest in medical and clinical sciences, public health, social sciences and medical humanities.
At Queen’s we have configured this ISSF project around two areas of translational research excellence:
1. Our Ophthalmic and Respiratory disease programmes are integral components of the newly-formed Institute for Health Sciences (IHS) which integrates clinical and scientific researchers into focused areas of excellence to deliver high-quality science with translational impact.
2. Research into ophthalmology and respiratory diseases are the primary focus of CEM which is accommodated within the new £32m Wellcome Wolfson building which opened in Sept 2015.