Our research

Research news

Inaugural lecture by Prof Nigel Leigh

Untangling neurodegeneration: partnerships for care and cure

BSMS has been evolving as a fully research-active medical school. Fulfilling our potential in the research domain is our highest priority for the coming years.

We have focused our endeavours in a number of key areas, such as neuroscience, imaging, cancer, and infection & immunology. As well as making key academic appointments in these domains, we have invested in the physical infrastructure needed to develop an internationally competitive position.

Our state-of-the-art facilities are designed for either basic biomedical or translational research. All are now fully functional, and the endeavours of the researchers working in these facilities are already bearing fruit.
Read more about our research facilities.

Recent examples of current research

Personalised care

Professor Peter Schmid applies genetic analysis to find therapies to bring personalised care for breast and lung cancer.
Read more about Cancer research.

Application to the local population

Professor Jackie Cassell’s research focuses on the analysis and use of primary care health records to manage communications and respond to sexually transmitted diseases.
Read more about Primary Care and Health Services research.

Impact on health and resource policy

Professor Melanie Newport’s research analyses the genetics of Tuberculosis to find why some people’s immunity to TB is better than others, and how genetics restores patients’ immune systems to full working order.
Read more about Infection and Immunology research.


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