Welcome to the NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre

  A partnership, funded and supported by the NIHR, between Cambridge University Hospitals and the University of Cambridge to deliver ground-breaking research that benefits patients.

Welcome to the NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre

  Covering 15 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

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

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

  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.  

Latest news

Patients living with Crohn’s and colitis to benefit from £5m grant for a new data research hub based in Cambridge

£5m grant awarded by Health Data Research UK (HDR UK) to establish a health data research hub for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) following a successful bid led by Eastern AHSN and Cambridge Read more

A life of low cholesterol and BP slashes heart and circulatory disease risk

Modest and sustained decreases in blood pressure and cholesterol levels reduces the lifetime risk of developing fatal heart and circulatory diseases, such as heart attack and stroke, according to research. Read more

World Health Organisation CVD risk charts updated using Cambridge-led research

Research revising the World Health Organisation (WHO) cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk prediction charts to aid efforts to reduce the burden of CVD, especially in low- and middle-income countries, has been published by The Lancet Global Health.Read more

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Our research

Antimicrobial resistance

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a growing problem in hospitals and other healthcare settings…Read more


Five of the top 10 causes of disease-related death in the UK are cancers. We aim to reduce the morbidity (diseased or unhealthy) and mortality (death) rates…Read more

Capacity building

When we talk about “capacity building”, we simply mean the way we help to develop, train and support the next generation of researchers, scientists…Read more

Cardiovascular and respiratory disease

Cardiovascular and respiratory diseases are the leading causes of premature death worldwide; in the UK alone, 1 in 4 of us will die from heart disease…Read more

Clinical Research Facilities

There are five facilities on the Cambridge Biomedical Research Campus that work together to help clinical researchers…Read more

Dementia and neurodegenerative disorders

As the population ages, we are likely to see more and more patients developing chronic (long-lasting) degenerative brain diseases…Read more

Gastrointestinal disease

This theme aims to transform our understanding, management and treatment of major intestinal and liver diseases…Read more


Imaging has an important role in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. It helps doctors to track and monitor disease and it can help with stratification…Read more

Inflammation, infection and immunotherapeutics

The immune system is a complex system in the body that ‘seeks and destroys’ invaders and protects us against infection…Read more

Integrative genomics

The last 10 years have seen an extraordinary revolution in our ability to sequence (order) the human genome in large numbers of people…Read more

Mental health

Mental health disorders, like depression, addiction and psychosis (when you ‘lose touch’ with reality and may experience hallucinations…Read more

Metabolism, endocrinology and bone

Our research is helping to increase our understanding about metabolic, endocrine and musculoskeletal diseases…Read more


The number of people with neurological disease in the UK is rising. This is due both to advances in patient care and treatment and to the fact…Read more

Nutrition diet and lifestyle

How do dietary, nutritional and lifestyle behaviours lead to chronic (long-lasting) diseases? And how can we develop treatments or cures…Read more

Population and quantitative sciences

More than half of clinical studies fail, usually because the drug being tested simply doesn’t work very well…Read more

Transplantation and regenerative medicine

Organ transplantation is life-transforming and life-saving for hundreds of thousands of patients worldwide…Read more

Women’s health and paediatrics

The Cambridge BRC Women’s Health and paediatrics research focuses on treating and preventing health issues…Read more