NIHR Bristol Biomedical Research Centre

Improving healthcare through innovative biomedical research

We’re analysing data to determine who is most at risk of becoming seriously ill from COVID-19. Find out more

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

Body mass index may not be the best indicator of our health – how can we improve it?

30 July 2020

Body mass index or BMI has long been the standard for measuring health. The simple ...

People with diabetes needed for study to support people during COVID-19

29 June 2020

People with diabetes are at an increased risk of severe illness from coronavirus. A new ...

Understanding the deadly link between COVID-19 and cardiovascular disease

23 June 2020

Deborah Lawlor, Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Bristol and the NIHR Bristol BRC, ...

Coronavirus could trigger diabetes in previously healthy people

23 June 2020

Julian Hamilton-Shield is Professor of Diabetes and Metabolic Endocrinology at the University of Bristol and ...