We pride ourselves on the world-class status of research across the College. Very successful collaborations between academics and health professionals, locally, nationally and internationally ensure we excel in our pursuit of excellence in biomedical research.
At Leicester we engage in profound scientific discovery; for example the incredible development of DNA fingerprinting by Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys and Professor Nilesh Samani’s groundbreaking cardiovascular research.
Our research covers a broad spectrum of biomedical science with exceptional strength in our research themes, which are: Cancer, Cardiovascular, Diabetes and Metabolic Medicine, Population Science, Genome Science, Respiratory Science, Microbial Science, Molecular and Cellular Bioscience, Neuroscience and Behaviour and Research Underpinning Learning and Teaching.
The College, headed by Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor David Wynford-Thomas, is a thriving community of academics based in laboratory, clinical, health and social science settings. We continue to attract new research grants and awards, new colleagues, partnerships with the NHS, industry and the public sector. Our annual research income is in excess of £30 million. We have a substantial population of postgraduate students and research staff
The College is based across several University and clinical settings including: the Maurice Shock Building, the Adrian Building, the Henry Wellcome Building, the Hodgkin Building, the Robert Kilpatrick Clinical Sciences Building at the Leicester Royal Infirmary, the Glenfield Hospital, the Leicester General Hospital and sites on Princess Road East and West.
Please read on through these webpages to find out where we are making fundamental steps forward in research, as a result of the expertise and facilities we have here.