NIHR Manchester Biomedical Research Centre
The £28.5m NIHR Manchester Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) connects world-leading researchers based at the University and four NHS Trusts in Greater Manchester, with a joint vision to drive the transformation of scientific breakthroughs into life-saving treatments and care for patients.
Drawing on research strengths from across the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, each of the seven research themes in the BRC is led by a University of Manchester researcher with close links to an NHS Trust:
- Advanced Radiotherapy, led by Professor Catharine West
- Cancer Precision Medicine, led by Professor Caroline Dive
- Cancer Prevention and Early Detection, led by Professor Gareth Evans
- Dermatology, led by Professor Chris Griffiths
- Hearing Health, led by Professor Kevin Munro
- Musculoskeletal Disease, led by Professor Anne Barton
- Respiratory, led by Professor Jørgen Vestbo
The BRC has an overall theme of 'precision medicine' and is led by the University’s Professor Ian Bruce. Precision medicine aims to deliver the right treatment to the right patient at the right time in the right dose, to maximise efficacy, safety and disease outcome.
Cross cutting themes focusing on biomarkers, informatics and data sciences, and the rapid translation of research findings, will enable researchers to quickly translate scientific discoveries into new tests, treatments, devices and preventative measures that benefit patients.
The Manchester BRC is hosted by The University of Manchester and Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, and the University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust.
It is also supported by the Manchester Academic Health Science Centre and Northern Health Science Alliance.
Find out more on the NIHR Manchester BRC website.