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Health research at King’s is aligned to the overarching King’s Health Partners mission to harness the power of discovery science and translate research into practice for the patient benefit.

Health research is organised through 18 academic research divisions, spanning both health and biosciences. The recently established King’s Biosciences Institute unifies King’s basic science research across the Health Faculties in the following themes:

  • immunology
  • genetics
  • neurosciences
  • biophysics/cell biology

King’s Health Faculties also hosts more than 25 specialist centres, external recognition of expertise and excellence.

Through the partners’ four National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Research Centres, established in 2005, King’s has been making strides in bringing together researchers and clinicians to ensure scientific discovery and innovation are developed rapidly and are effectively translated into benefits for patients.

King’s is the only university to provide academic partnership in all four categories of NIHR Research Centres. The centres are external recognition of King’s unparalleled translational research portfolio.

King’s 25 externally awarded specialist centres include 6 MRC Centres - more than any other university and more than a fifth of the UK total.

king's biosciences institute
Mike Malim with students
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