NIHR Imperial BRC

Translating research into patient benefits

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Research excellence within the BRC
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Who we are and what we do

About us

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The Imperial NIHR Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) undertakes translational research, which means taking the findings from basic research more quickly and efficiently into medical practice and, thus, improving health outcomes for our patients.

Francis Crick Institute Clinical Research Training Fellowships 2014


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Joint BRC/Institute of Chemical Biology PhD Studentships

CALL NOW CLOSED. Further to the EPSRC award to the Institute of Chemical Biology (ICB) for a Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in physical sciences innovation in Chemical Biology for bio-industry and healthcare, the BRC is pleased to announce the Call for Project Proposals for jointly funded 4 year PhD studentships. In a collaboration between the NIHR Imperial BRC and the ICB CDT, 4 PhD studentships will be made available to start in October 2014.

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Launch of the Imperial International Phenome Training Centre

In association with the MRC-NIHR Phenome Centre, the Imperial International Phenome Training Centre (IIPTC) has been established to provide hands-on training courses for metabolic profiling.

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Walking to work cuts risk of diabetes and high blood pressure

People who walk to work are around 40 per cent less likely to have diabetes as those who drive, according to a new study (August 2013).

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NIHR Imperial BRC researcher scoops prize at NIHR Summer Training Camp 2013

Dr David Antcliffe, a researcher in the Surgery and Surgical Technology Theme was ‘highly commended’ for his submission in the poster presentation competition at this year's NIHR Experimental Medicine Doctoral Research Training Camp.

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NIHR BioResource: Opportunity for next generation sequencing support

The NIHR BioResource for Rare Diseases is an integral part of the NIHR BioResource (  and has been awarded NIHR funding for the clinical application of next generation sequencing techniques (NGST). This funding will be used to deliver ~5,000 exomes per year for the next 3-5 years and applications to use this facility are invited from NIHR BRC researchers.

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New Director of Research post for Imperial Academic Health Science Centre

Professor Jonathan Weber has been appointed to the new combined role across Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and Imperial College London  

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NIHR Imperial BRC Researchers honoured by the Academy of Medical Sciences

Four NIHR Imperial BRC researchers have been commended as distinguished scientists by the Academy of Medical Sciences. Election to the Fellowship of the Academy is a mark of recognition to exceptional contributions made to the medical sciences in the form of novel original discovery or sustained contributions to scholarship.

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Latest NIHR Funding announcement

1 April 2012 marked the beginning of the new NIHR Imperial BRC award. In August 2011, NIHR pledged £112M in funding to the NIHR Imperial Biomedical Research Centre to be used to facilitate the continued development of cutting-edge translational research and healthcare innovations within NIHR Imperial BRC over the course of the next five years.

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NIHR/Wellcome Trust Imperial Clinical Research Facility awarded NIHR Funding

On 1 March 2012, it was announced that the NIHR/Wellcome Trust Imperial Clinical Research Facility has been awarded £10.9M in funding from the NIHR, with effect from 1 September 2012. This NIHR investment is to support the translation of scientific advances into benefits for patients through purpose-built Clinical Research Facilities (CRFs).

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Industry partners

A key part of our vision is to translate biomedical research into practice. For much of this translation we work in partnership. Researchers are supported to translate their ideas and discoveries into new products or treatments through Imperial Innovations.

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Case studies

A sample of the many ways which we have delivered results.