MSc Biology of Disease & Therapeutics–Coursework Part 1

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Biological markers (biomarkers) play an important role in the detection and management of disease. Biomarkers may be used in the identification of people at increased risk of developing disease, and following a diagnosis, biomarkers can be used in determining prognosis, selection of therapy, and monitoring of response to ongoing therapy.

There have been recent advances in the identification of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

biomarkers. For this assessment you will write a summary of novel IBD biomarkers that are currently in use or under development.

(guide length 750 words)