Acute Care Edinburgh

Professor James Dear– the new Co-Director of EMERGE

Professor James Dear is now one of the EMERGE co-directors. His main research objective improve the diagnosis and management of acute medical emergencies by understanding the role and clinical utility of circulating microRNAs.

Less than 10 years ago their existence in the circulation was unknown – now microRNAs are recognized to provide a huge reservoir for disease biomarker discovery and a mechanism for signalling between cells that is amenable to therapeutic intervention. Hi research combines knowledge enhancement with a clear translational pathway that aims to improve health and develop diagnostic and therapeutic products with Scottish, UK and worldwide commercial partners. 

Professor James Dear