Welcome to the NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre

The NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) is part of the NIHR and hosted by Cambridge University Hospitals in partnership with the University of Cambridge to deliver ground-breaking research that benefits patients.

Welcome to NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre

Covering 13 different health themes and supported by world-leading experts, our research helps deliver better medicines and treatments for the NHS. Find out more about the research we support. 

Welcome to the NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre

We put patients at the heart of our research. Help us to make sure research meets patients’ needs. There are lots of ways you can get involved – find out more today.

Welcome to the NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre

We have state-of-the-art infrastructure and facilities to support research delivery: all located on a single site just one hour from London. Find out more about the facilities on site.

Welcome to the NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre

Our research is strengthened through collaboration and partnership with industry – from small biotechs to multinational pharmaceuticals. Find out more about our work with industry. 

Latest news

Book now for events in Public Involvement Week

Tickets are now available for our Regional Patient and Public Involvement Week from 24-28 June – five days of non-stop events celebrating the many opportunities for public involvement in health and social care Read more

Researcher awarded prestigious Academy of Medical Sciences Fellowship

Congratulations to Professor Nita Forouhi, NIHR Senior Investigator and co-theme lead for Nutrition, Obesity, Metabolism and Endocrinology, who has been elected as a fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.Read more

Cambridge researchers elected as Fellows of the Royal Society 2024

Congratulations to our NIHR Cambridge BRC researchers who have been elected as Fellows of the Royal Society, the UK’s national academy of sciences.Read more

Our research

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Antenatal, Maternal and Child Health

Researchers in this theme will be looking at finding better ways to predict and prevent stillbirth and infant mortality. Read more

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Cancer

Researchers in this theme will focus on improving early detection of cancer and use of data to drive personalised treatments for patients. Read more

Cardiovascular and Respiratory Disease

This theme will investigate heart and lung diseases and how using artificial intelligence (AI) could identify patterns in data to improve diagnosis. Read more

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Data Science and Population Health

Researchers will explore the use of population data to improve early detection health conditions to change outcomes. Read more

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Devices and Advanced Therapies

Developed in line with the Life Sciences Vision 2021, this theme aims to expedite patient access to new treatments & technologies.Read more

Genomic Medicine

Working with our partners, including patients, this theme aims to drive adoption of genomics into everyday healthcare.Read more

Imaging

This theme aims to benefit patients, including those with heart disease, stroke or cancer, while reducing NHS costs. Read more

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Immunity, Inflammation and Transplantation

This theme will explore ways to develop personalised treatments for patients with immune disorders and improve outcomes of organ transplants. Read more

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Infectious Disease Threats

Cambridge has a strong track record in microbiology and infectious diseases research, from basic science to clinical studies. Read more

Mental Health

Researchers will study the links between physical and mental health conditions, as well as improve therapies and treatments. Read more

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Neurodegenerative Disease and Dementia

This theme aims to develop treatments for all dementias, as well as creating new diagnostic tools to identify the disease earlier.Read more

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Neuroscience

Neurological disorders affect 1 in 6 in the UK and are complex and highly variable, with limited treatment opportunities. Read more

Nutrition, Obesity, Metabolism and Endocrinology

Our research aims are to improve the lives and health of people with obesity, diabetes and related metabolic and endocrine diseases. Read more