NIHR Imperial BRC

Translating research into patient benefits

National Institute for Health Research
Research excellence within the BRC
Driving patient benefit through research
How and why to get involved in our research
Working in partnership to deliver research excellence
Who we are and what we do

About us

Hammersmith Hospital

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.

International Clinical Trials Day in the Paediatric Research Unit

As part of International Clinical Trials Day 2015 on 20 May, the Paediatric Research Unit (PRU) at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust held an open day for staff and patients.  

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NIHR BRC-Francis Crick Clinical Training Fellowships 2016

The Francis Crick Institute and the National Institute for Health Research Biomedical Research Centres (NIHR BRCs) are keen to collaborate to support training in experimental medicine. To help achieve this we are now launching a call for Clinical Training Fellowships (CTFs) to work collaboratively across these institutions. Designed with high calibre clinicians in mind, the Fellowship programme provides an opportunity for talented individuals to accelerate their career in biomedical research. This initiative aims to recruit the best, brightest and most promising trainee doctors to our one-year fellowship and support them in undertaking research training in experimental medicine.

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Jul 2014 - How to Catch Flu: Animated Film from the MOSAIC collaboration

The Respiratory Theme of the NIHR Imperial BRC are heavily involved in the MOSAIC (Mechanisms of Severe Acute Influenza Consortium) initiative. MOSAIC have recently released a short animated film by Steven Appleby and Pete Bishop entitled "How to Catch Flu" - see it here.  

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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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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.