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Research & Impact

Our research focuses on answering fundamental questions about biology in health and disease

Clinical and discovery scientists collaborate in a multi-disciplinary environment on a range of exciting and innovative areas spanning the analysis of stem cell programming, molecular biophysics and genetics of human disease through to the development of innovative new technology, therapies and clinical trials

Our cross-disciplinary approach enables us to tackle emerging, cutting-edge questions in areas such as human physiology, cancer, dermatology, diabetes, liver failure, genetic diseases, ageing, and pain.



150 PhD students

175 active research staff

Over £15m in research income

240 active grant funded programmes


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5min with Lui Lu - Main image 780 x 450

17 July 2019

5 minutes with...Liu Lu

Liu Lu has recently joined the Department of Medical & Molecular Genetics as a research associate in…

10 Sep

Cancer Immunology Conference

10 September 2019

A three-day conference with Cancer Research UK Birmingham and Experimental Cancer Medicine Centres