The Diagles-GIOME Research Institute (DGRI) is an independent research institute with a staff and board of demonstrated World-class excellence in science and leadership. DGRI is committed to the investigation of digestive physiology and gastrointestinal disease. DRGI scientists publish regularly in peer-reviewed journals and present at international meetings.
Gastrointestinal diseases put a large economic burden on society and affect millions across the World, with serious quality-of-life consequences for them and their families. DGRI is an interdisciplinary research group committed to the investigation of gastrointestinal disease to improve public health. We seek to conduct basic, applied and clinical research and to heighten awareness of issues and concerns about diagnostics and treatment. As a non-profit organization, our strength rests on the integrity of our research practices, our commitment to the health and well-being of the patient population, and our search for new knowledge.
Our research methods and strategies range from:
- Studying mechanisms on the molecular, cellular and organ level
- Epidemiology of gastrointestinal disease
- Validation of technology
- Mathematical modelling of gut function
DRGI has a team of basic and clinical scientists, statisticians, and epidemiologists that collaborate closely with universities, government institutions and private companies. The scientists operating at the highest level have enabled DGRI to have a unique global network of support from individuals and institutions.
Diagles-GIOME finished the EU-FP7 funded project Diamark in early 2012 and obtained the highest level of approval. The project resulted in new knowledge on gut function in diabetic patients. It is expected that more than 15 additional scientific papers will be published from the project in the coming years.
DGRI initiates one of the largest initiatives ever for studying the motor function of the gastrointestinal tract. The scientific work together with more than 10 universities in USA, Europe and China will reveal basic mechanisms and result in the development of new technologies.
Professor and Director of the Sino-Danish Centre Hans Gregersen joined DGRI in August 2012. Dr Gregersen is a renowned international scientist who will focus his research on mechano-sensory aspect of gastrointestinal function. In addition to the medical degree he holds degrees in bioengineering and strategic management.
Senior scientist from the Adelaide and Meath Hospital in Dublin joins the DGRI advisory board in May 2011. Dr. McMahon has a long track record in studying the transport function of oesophagus.