NIHR Bristol Biomedical Research Centre

Improving healthcare through innovative biomedical research

Artwork by Sofie Layton and Giovanni Biglino, photography by Stephen King. Inspired by our Cardiovascular Disease Theme work.

Our research

Our world-leading research spans nine major biomedical themes:

We work closely with patients and members of the public who advise us on how to carry out our research and what to do with the findings. Find out more and get involved.

We work with industry partners to offer our expertise in developing better treatments for patients, from helping companies to obtain health research funding to designing clinical trials and providing access to world leading statistical analysis techniques. Find out more.

Latest news

First 100 participants join study to improve IVF treatment outcomes

16 January 2020

One hundred people have now signed up to take part in the BRIST-IVF study to ...

Brilliant teamwork, lads! Results from Gromit Unleashed 2 healthy living quiz published

19 December 2019

Results from a mini healthy living quiz, devised by researchers and completed by more than ...

Bristol alumni test their surgical skills at celebration event

13 December 2019

The Bristol Biomedical Research Centre’s (BRC) ‘Beat the Surgeon’ game proved a challenge for alumni ...

Complementary and alternative therapies to treat colic: the jury’s still out but some therapies show promise

12 November 2019

A review of the evidence on the use of complementary and alternative (CAM) therapies to ...