Undertaking pioneering research Undertaking pioneering research

The Biomedical Research Centre (BMRC) is a unique collaboration between the School of Biological Sciences and the Norwich Medical School. The latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) ranked 80% of our research as "world leading" and 100% of our research as "internationally excellent".
Building on this success the new Biomedical Research Centre is undertaking pioneering work into diet and health, cancer, arthritis and other musculoskeletal disorders, cardiovascular disease, neurological disease, mitochondrial biology, energy metabolism and infectious diseases.
Purpose built, the BMRC provides state-of-the-art infrastructure to perform molecular bioscience research and is a base for over 100 research scientists. The Centre maintains close links with the nearby Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and The Quadram Institute to ensure that all research has as its ultimate objective the solution of medical problems.

Researchers in the BMRC


Dr Samuel Fountain (BIO) - Current BMRC director

Associate Professor of Pharmacology 


Professor Changjiang Dong (MED)

Professor of Molecular Medicine


Dr Christopher Morris (PHA)

Lecturer in Molecular Pharmaceutics


Dr Darrell Green (MED)

Lecturer in RNA Biology


Dr Ernst Poschl (BIO)

Associate Professor of Matrix Biology


Dr Graham Riley (BIO)

Associate Professor of Musculoskeletal Pathology


Dr Ian Clark (BIO)

Professor of Musculoskeletal Biology


Dr Jelena Gavrilovic (BIO)

Associate Professor of Cell Biology


Dr Mette Mogensen (BIO)

Associate Professor of Cell & Development Biology


Professor Michael Muller (MED)

Professor of Nutrigenomics & Systems Nutrition


Dr Mohammad Hajihosseini (BIO)

Associate Professor of Neuroscience


Dr Paul Crichton (MED)

Associate Professor of Biochemistry


Dr David Monk (BIO)

Lecturer in Biomedcine


Dr Penny Powell (MED)

Associate Professor of Infection & Immunity


Professor Ulrike Mayer (BIO)

Professor of Matrix Biology


Dr Amer Rana (BIO)

Lecturer in Biomedicine


Dr Alpher Akay (BIO)

Research Fellow in RNA Biology