About Us


The Centre for Altitude Space and Extreme Environment Medicine (CASE Medicine) was founded in 2000 and is comprised of a group of clinicians and scientists who have specialist interests in the effects of extreme environments on the human body. The Centre was created in order to teach undergraduate physiology and medical students at University College London and other affiliated centres, and conduct research to further our understanding of human physiology in these environments. We also offer advice and opinion to individuals traveling to austere environments or other interested parties.

Central to our work is the concept that the study of human systems stretched to breaking point in extreme environments can increase our understanding of critically ill patients.

Our current research is focused on applied human physiology and gene environment interactions. The main focus of this research programme so far has been a series of expeditions to high altitude, including CXE 2007 and XE2 2013.


The Centre office is located within the ISEH, 170 Tottenham Court Road, London, UK.

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