Our vision of the LSI is to maintain and improve on its international standing in basic life science research and to become the technological driver for the implementation of personalized medicine in BC. We are working on revolutionizing the practice of Medicine in BC.
LSI is poised to become a major global contributor to the implementation of personalized medicine. By leveraging our exceptional research expertise and acumen, we continue to make a lasting impact on current clinical practices and healthcare policies. We are also growing to our potential of a true interdisciplinary institute with numerous examples of collaborations and shared expertise, exposing our graduate students to a broader knowledge base and research community.
The advent of health care based on the unique molecular makeup of each individual – commonly called “personalized medicine” – will allow more effective preventive care, improve the safety, efficiency and effectiveness of the healthcare system, potentially reduce per capita costs and dramatically improve patient and provider healthcare experiences. The LSI is a Personalized Medicine leader and is focused on identifying biomarkers for a wide spectrum of disease.