The Chain-Florey Fellowship and Lectureship schemes are the Imperial BRC’s flagship clinical academic training programme. The schemes aim to train excellent clinicians in cutting-edge biomedical sciences, to produce the next generation of world-class academic clinicians. They are jointly funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Imperial BRC […]
Research supported by the NIHR Imperial BRC has provided new insights into the transmission of Group B streptococcus bacteria within the hospital setting. Group B streptococcus is a very common bacteria which is thought to be present in approximately 2 in 5 people and is normally harmless. However, in newborn babies, the bacteria can cause […]
DiagnosticInformatics Approaches Artificial Intelligence (AI) improves stroke and dementia diagnosis in brain scans
Scientists from the NIHR Imperial BRC, and from the University of Edinburgh have developed new software capable of detecting small vessel disease (SVD), a leading cause of stroke and vascular dementia. Currently, doctors diagnose SVD by looking for changes to white matter in the brain during MRI or CT scans. However, this relies on a […]
Researchers from the NIHR Imperial BRC have shown that an immune cell, normally protective against viruses and cancer, could make lupus worse, and trigger flare-ups of the condition. Lupus is an autoimmune condition which occurs when the immune system malfunctions, resulting in skin and joint problems and organ damage. It affects 1/1000 people and approximately 30,000 in the […]
The third call for NIHR Imperial BRC Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics (ITMAT) projects was launched in early 2018, with funding available through two opportunities: ‘Push for Impact’ and ‘Developing Capacity’. Through these schemes, the BRC aims to fund highly innovative projects which utilise the capabilities of the core ITMAT technologies of genomics, imaging, […]
Harnessing world-leading discovery science and clinical expertise to develop innovative therapeutics, devices and diagnostics for healthcare
Examples of research projects testing out new drugs, devices and diagnostics in humans for the first time. The BRC is specifically aimed at supporting these kinds of experimental medicine studies.
The NIHR Imperial BRC has developed a range of innovative device technologies, in collaboration with scientists in our Faculties of Natural Sciences and Engineering. Some of the most recent are highlighted here.
The NIHR Imperial BRC has a strong, successful track record of collaborating with life sciences and other related industries, academic institutions, charities and research organisations. Most recent examples can be found here.