A £26.1 million award from National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) enables pioneering research into medical advancements to continue apace in Leicester through the Biomedical Research Centre (BRC).
One of only 20 BRCs in the country, our overall purpose is to translate scientific breakthroughs into diagnostic tests, preventions, and life-saving treatments for our patients. We do this by creating a collaborative workspace that allows scientists and clinicians to share their findings and deliver research that is relevant to both patients and the professionals who treat them.
“We have a proud history of health research and the NIHR Leicester BRC will enable us to push the barriers of science in the quest for more answers and, ultimately, improved care for people with – or at risk of – long term conditions.”
-Professor Melanie Davies, CBE, Director of NIHR Leicester BRC
We specialise in research in six key areas:
- personalised cancer prevention and treatments
- cardiovascular disease
- environment and health
- using data to understand long term health conditions and health inequalities
- lifestyle – including type 2 diabetes, and
- respiratory and infectious diseases
The NIHR Leicester BRC is a partnership between Leicester’s Hospitals, the University of Leicester, Loughborough University and the University Hospitals of the Northamptonshire NHS Group.
The Centre’s manager is Aarti Parmar t:0116 258 8583 e: email@example.com