Medicine and biosciences
We collaborate with health professionals, locally, nationally and internationally in our pursuit of excellence in biomedical research.
We engage in a broad spectrum of biomedical science with exceptional strength in:
- Cardiovascular Sciences
- Renal Disease
- Respiratory Science
- Microbial Sciences
- Molecular and Cell Biology
- Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
- Population Health Sciences
Our research institutes
The National Institute for Health Research: Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care, East Midlands (NIHR CLAHRC-EM) is a partnership with regionally based healthcare service providers. The project ensures that results from research studies are rapidly and effectively implemented, while also developing research within local healthcare organisations.
Cardiovascular Biomedical Research Unit (BRU)
Glenfield Hospital in Leicester houses one of the national research centres for heart disease. More than 100 doctors and scientists are involved in research, including the genetics and inheritance of heart disease, high blood pressure and the introduction of new treatments.
Respiratory Biomedical Research Unit (BRU)
Glenfield Hospital is also the home to a national research centre for respiratory science. Key strands of research include translational molecular discovery, phenotyping, biomarkers and clinical intervention.
Diabetes Research Network South East Midlands LRN
The NIHR Diabetes Research Network (DRN) supports and deliver high quality clinical research studies.
Point of Care Integrated Diagnostics Development Unit project
A collaboration between clinicians and academics researching non-invasive detection of disease.
CTU (Clinical Trials Unit)
The CTU provides support for the management of multi-centre randomised controlled trials and other complex studies to the standards required by regulatory authorities.