Leicester Drug Discovery and Diagnostics Centre

A legacy of impactful research bringing

new medicines to patients

The discovery and development of novel therapeutic molecules and biologicals is happening at rapid pace here at the Leicester Drug Disovery and Diagnostics Centre.

This translational pipeline is sustained by world leading research in:

Cancer / Cardiovascular / Neuroscience / Anti-Microbials / Respiratory

The Centre is collocated with Clinical Academics from the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust enabling access to patients. The Trust hosts NIHR Biomedical Research Units in Cardiovascular, Respiratory and Diet, Lifestyle and Physical Activity. Our spectrum of clinical research activity also includes an Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre, CRUK Cancer Research Centre, a wide portfolio of clinical trials and an accredited Clinical Trials Unit. The Centre is located across our two new Research Institutes: Leicester Precision Medicine Institute and Leicester Institute of Structural and Chemical Biology.

The Centre has exceptional expertise in:

Structural Biology / Assay Development / Animal Models of Disease / Animal/Human Ex-vivo Disease Models


The team: team photo May 2015



The Centre brings together the excellence in blue-sky research with drug discovery infrastructure and expertise to drive forward translational research through collaborative partnerships.

Social Work

Details of basic and clinical science research projects currently supported through the LD3 Centre.


Find out how to apply for LD3 support and access information on intellectual property, materials transfer agreement and confidentiality disclosures to protect your research.


Learn about awards, grants and publications which have been awarded to the LD3 or arisen from support provided by this Centre.


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Leicester Drug Discovery and Diagnostics Centre
College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology
Medical Sciences Building
University of Leicester
University Road
Leicester LE1 9HN

Tel: 0116 252 2974

Email: Leicester Drug Discovery and Diagnostics Centre