Welcome to the Biomedical Research Centre


Who we are

Dr Paul Crichton & Dr Amer Rana (Co-Directors of the Biomedical Research Centre).

Group leaders

Dr Alper Akay (UKRI Research Fellow in RNA Biology)
Dr Amer Rana (Associate Professor of Biomedicine)
Dr Darrell Green (Lecturer in RNA Biology)
Professor David Monk (Professor of Developmental Epigenetics)
Dr David Vauzour (Associate Professor of Molecular Nutrition)
Dr Derek Warren (Associate Professor in Pharmacology)
Dr Gi Fay (Geoffrey) Mok (Lecturer in Biomedicine)
Professor Ian Clark (Professor of Musculoskeletal Biology)
Dr Jelena Gavrilovic (Associate Professor of Cell Biology)
Dr Kevin Tyler (Associate Professor of Microbiology)
Dr Matthew Pontifex (Lecturer in Health Sciences)
Dr Mohammad Hajihosseini (Associate Professor of Neuroscience)
Dr Paul Crichton (Associate Professor of Biochemistry)
Professor Paul Hunter (Professor in Medicine)
Dr Penny Powell (Associate Professor of Infection & Immunity)
Dr Rebecca Taylor (Lecturer in Biomedicine)
Professor Samuel Fountain (Professor of Pharmacology)
Professor Ulrike Mayer (Professor of Matrix Biology)

Research in the BMRC focuses on the biology of human disease and the development of novel therapies. It is a collaborative research environment containing teams from the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Core research themes are cardiometabolic health and disease, musculoskeletal health and disease, developmental genetics, infection and immunity, neuroscience and cancer.

Our research is generously supported by the British Heart Foundation, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, Medical Research Council, Wellcome Trust and collaborative partners in industry. The building houses cutting-edge facilities for molecular bioscience research including the Wellcome Trust Disease Modelling Unit for advanced in vivo studies. In REF2021, 91% of our research was rated as “world-leading” or “internationally excellent”. 

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