Translational research is the core purpose of the NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre and our research themes encompass every therapeutic area. In April 2012 we received additional funding to establish a Biomedical Research Unit (BRU) in Dementia and several new themes.
To read more about each research theme's focus and areas of expertise follow the menu links on the left. Recent research highlights and publications are detailed as well as an introduction to each theme from the Prinicpal Investigator.
Cambridge BRC now comprises of nine research themes, three cross cutting themes and two cross cutting resources. The cross cutting themes of Population Health Science, Genomics and Imaging are embedded into the research, facilities and diagnostic work within each theme. Supporting all themes are the Evaluation & Implementation and Capacity & Development cross cutting resources . The first is responsible for supporting new research and innovations which may lead to new products, medical devices or services, and supporting the transition from bench to bedside. The second theme focusses on training and currently supports those clinicians wishing to pursue a career in biomedical research through PhD placements and research fellowships.
The Cambridge Dementia unit will work closely with research teams in Neurosciences, Genomics and Population Health. More information about the Dementia BRU will be added to the website in due course.