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UPDATE: We are delighted to announce that EPSRC have funded our CDT for five more years under the new name EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Intelligent Integrated Imaging in Healthcare (i4health).

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Prof Paolo De Coppi

UCL Institute of Child Health / Great Ormond Street Hospital

3rd Floor, Charles Bell House

67 Riding House Street




Paolo De Coppi is the Professor of Paediatric Surgery and Head of Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine Section, Developmental Biology & Cancer Programme at the UCL Institute of Child Health. He is also NIHR Professor and Consultant Paediatric Surgeon at the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and the UCL Institute of Child Health. Concomitantly he is an Professor at the University of Leuven, Belgium (since 2013), Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Wake Forest University, Wiston-Salem, NC, US (since 2009) and Honorary Assistant Professor Paediatric Surgery, University of Padua, Italy (since 2005).

Prof Paolo De Coppi’s research interests include:

  1. To better understand normal and abnormal development of the neuromuscular components of the gastrointestinal tract
  2. Development of novel stem cell-based therapies for aganglionic gut disorders
  3. Development of the enteric neuromusculature
  4. Novel therapies for gut disorders/diseases