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Biomedical Sciences Research Centre

Unit(s) of assessment: Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy

School: School of Science and Technology


The focus of this research centre is health and wellbeing. Our research impacts on patient care, improved health outcomes, public policy-making, public engagement with science and research, product development, food safety and authenticity.

In the recent REF2014 assessment of University research quality the Biomedical Sciences Research Centre’s submission (to UoA A03) was highly rated, having 86% of overall activity at the highest 3* (internationally excellent) and 4* (world-leading) grades. This included achieving 100% of its impact at 3* and 4* levels.

The research conducted by this interdisciplinary group aims to further our understanding of the molecular and cellular basis of health and disease and to develop enabling tools to fulfil this goal. Staff are drawn from diverse academic backgrounds (Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Immunology, Microbiology, Bioinformatics, Biomathematics and Analytical / Synthetic Chemistry), allowing ample opportunity for cross-discipline research. We have strong partnerships with the health service (UK and worldwide) and our world-class research is supported by state-of-the-art facilities, national and international collaborations and a diverse range of funding sources including: UK-based Charities, SMEs, and Government bodies; Research Councils; EU and global companies. Our world-class research is enhanced by a vibrant community of UK and International Postgraduate Researchers who have access to support and focused training provided in collaboration with the NTU Doctoral School.

Research platforms impact lives and society and are linked to major international research priorities and funding opportunities:

Health and Disease

Cross-cutting and enabling technologies

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Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021

The Biomedical Sciences Research Centre submitted an impact case studies to REF 2021. 99% of NTU's research submitted to the 'Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy' Unit of Assessment was considered to be either world-leading or internationally excellent in terms of quality.

Discover the real-world impact of the research below.