Undertaking pioneering research Undertaking pioneering research

The Biomedical Research Centre (BMRC) is a unique collaboration between the School of Biological Sciences and the School of Medicine, Health Policy and Practice, one of Britain's first new medical schools for almost thirty years. Our School of Biological Sciences achieved major gains in the rankings of all its research areas in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014), with 80% of our research output and 100% of our research environment and research impact judged to be world-leading or 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, diabetes, neurological disease, hearing disorders and infectious diseases. The research undertaken will help to provide greater understanding and better treatment of some of the 21st Century's toughest medical challenges.
Purpose built, the new BMRC provides essential state-of-the-art infrastructure and is a base for over 100 research scientists. The Centre will maintain close links with the nearby Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, to ensure that all research has as its ultimate objective the solution of problems experienced by patients.

Researchers in the BMRC

Tom Wileman (MED) - Current BMRC director
Professor of Infection & Immunity
Dr Ibrahim Abubakar (MED) 
Clinical Senior Lecturer in Health Protection & Consultant Epidemiologist
Senior Lecturer
Clinical Senior Lecturer in Cell Biology and Gastroenterology & Honorary Consultant Gastroenterologist
Professor of Diet and Health
Professor of Musculoskeletal Biology
Head of School - Biological Sciences
Professor of Biochemistry
Lecturer in Molecular Immunology
Senior Lecturer in Cell Biology
Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences
Clinical Professor
Dr Jong Kim (MED)
Clinical Lecturer in Plastic Surgery Specialist Registrar in Plastic Surgery
Professor David J MacEwan (PHA)
Professor of Pharmaceutical Cell Biology
Professor of Cell Biology
Senior Lecturer in Cell and Developmental Biology
Senior Lecturer in Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology
Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Cell Biology
Senior Lecturer
Senior Lecturer in Biochemistry and Genetics
Senior Lecturer in Eukaryotic Microbiology
Lecturer in Physiology