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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:

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.

Visit the NIHR CLAHRC-EM website

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.

Visit the Cardiovascular Science Biomedical Research Unit

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.

Visit the Respiratory BRU website

Diabetes Research Network South East Midlands LRN

The NIHR Diabetes Research Network (DRN) supports and deliver high quality clinical research studies.

Visit the Diabetes Research Network website

Point of Care Integrated Diagnostics Development Unit project

A collaboration between clinicians and academics researching non-invasive detection of disease.

Visit the Diagnostics Development Unit project website

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.

Visit the CTU website

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