Research at the College of Life Sciences

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 groundbreaking translational research through the award of three NIHR Biomedical Research Units and a CRUK Cancer Centre. Female academic

In July this year we have proudly launched two research institutes: Leicester Institute of Structural and Chemical Biology and Leicester Precision Medicine Institute.

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Our research covers a broad spectrum of biomedical science with exceptional strength in our research areas:  Plant growing

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.

We are making significant investment in a new Centre for Medicine Building; which opened in the Spring of this year. This will provide the next step in cutting edge provision for our staff and students.

For further information contact the College Director of Research, Professor Andrew Fry or the Assistant Registrar, Miss Anna Harding

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College of Life Sciences
University of Leicester
Maurice Shock Building
University Road