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.

Joint Call for Pump Priming Awards with the NIHR Royal Brompton Respiratory BRU

The NIHR Respiratory Biomedical Research Unit (BRU) and NIHR Imperial Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) are pleased to announce a joint call for Pump Priming Awards. Applications for pump-priming funding are invited for joint projects with the NIHR Imperial BRC, as well as projects that are solely within the NIHR Royal Brompton Respiratory BRU. This call for proposals is open to all researchers who wish to undertake early phase, patient-centred translational research. Funding can be used either to i) generate pilot data for an external grant application, or ii) fund projects that are not yet at an appropriate stage for consideration by external funding bodies.

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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 BRC-Francis Crick Clinical Training Fellowships 2014

CALL NOW CLOSED. In the run up to the opening of the Francis Crick Institute in 2015, the Crick founding institutes (CRUK London Research Institute (LRI) and the MRC National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) ) and HEIs’ National Institute for Health Research Biomedical Research Centres (NIHR BRCs) are keen to initiate collaborations to support experimental medicine.  We are now launching a call for Clinical Training Fellowships (CTFs) to work collaboratively across these institutions.

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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.