Our infrastructure

The NIHR Birmingham Biomedical Research Centre makes use of the infrastructure put in place by Birmingham Health Partners. This is supported by resources and personnel provided by University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Birmingham, alongside other strategic partners, which creates a fertile environment for engagement with industry. Our approach has seen external demand for clinical academic collaborations in translational research and experimental medicine studies grow rapidly.

An integrated life sciences campus

An aerial shot of the Birmingham Health Partners campus. Several buildings are highlighted, including Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Birmingham Women's Hospital and Birmingham Medical School.

The NIHR Birmingham Biomedical Research Centre is based in the Institute of Translational Medicine, alongside the NIHR Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre, NIHR/Wellcome Trust Birmingham Clinical Research Facility, Birmingham Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre and Midlands and Wales Advanced Therapy Treatment Centre.

The Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit is adjacent to the Institute of Translational Medicine, and the Advanced Therapies Facility is adjacent to theĀ  NIHR/Wellcome Trust Birmingham Clinical Research Facility. The Centre for Patient Reported Outcomes Research is located in the Murray Learning Centre on the University of Birmingham campus, and the Phenome Centre Birmingham is based in the School of Biosciences. The West Midlands Regional Genetics Laboratory is based in the Birmingham Women’s Hospital.