Welcome to the Biomedical Research Centre


Who we are

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

Group leaders

Professor Ian Clark (Professor of Musculoskeletal Biology)
Professor Ulrike Mayer (Professor of Matrix Biology)
Professor Michael Muller (Professor of Nutrigenomics & Systems Nutrition)
Professor Samuel Fountain (Professor of Pharmacology)
Dr Paul Crichton (Associate Professor of Biochemistry)
Dr Kevin Tyler (Associate Professor)
Dr Ernst Poschl (Associate Professor of Matrix Biology)
Dr Jelena Gavrilovic (Associate Professor of Cell Biology)
Dr Mohammad Hajihosseini (Associate Professor of Neuroscience)
Dr Penny Powell (Associate Professor of Infection & Immunity)
Dr Derek Warren (Assistant Professor of Pharmacology)
Dr David Monk (Associate Professor of Biomedicine)
Dr Amer Rana (Associate Professor of Biomedicine)
Dr Alper Akay (UKRI Research Fellow in RNA Biology)
Dr Darrell Green (Lecturer in RNA Biology)
Dr Gi Fay (Geoffrey) Mok (Lecturer in Biomedicine)
Professor Paul Hunter (Professor in Medicine)
Dr Rebecca Taylor (Lecturer in Biomedicine)


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 Norwich Medical School.

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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