The Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) in the School of the Environment and Life Science (ELS) at the University of Salford, Manchester, is a vibrant, collaborative unit of molecular biologists, biochemists, chemists, clinicians, microbiologists, parasitologists, physiologists and cell biologists who aim to carry out research and teaching of the highest quality in the area of biomedical science. The biomedical science teaching is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Sciences with additional accreditation for other courses by the Society of Biology. BRC multidisciplinary research focuses on the analysis of the function of cells/organs in the human body and animal systems, in physiological and pathological settings, focusing on cancer, inflammation, therapeutics and drug design, infectious diseases, pharmacology, physiology, immunology, molecular diagnostics and cell biology. It also encompasses the perturbations caused by zoonotic and pathogenic microbes on human and animal health. BRC research sits within a rapidly developing area which underpins understanding and treatment of diseases, which with our partners in hospitals will lead to better therapies.
Work within Kidscan Centre for Children’s Cancer Research focuses on new and improved treatments for children with cancer. Active research programmes also include immunological aspects of cancer and infection, tissue and inflammatory response to damage and disease and applications of biotechnology.
Another major research area is in parasitology, including aspects of pathology, drug action and diagnostics for malaria, trypanosomiasis and larval cestode infections with implications for both human and animal health. Diagnostics and biomarkers are growth areas of research within the Centre and includes a diagnostic service for human and animal parasitic infections (Cestode Diagnostics).
The Centre has strong links with hospitals within the region together with many national and international collaborations with Universities and Research Centres. A number of clinical studies are ongoing in collaboration with regional hospitals and industry. School is investing in development of translational biomedical research supported by recent appointments of academic staff, purchase of state of the art equipment and refurbishment of current facilities.
Research enquiries should be made to the College of Science and Technology Research Support Team via firstname.lastname@example.org
We have several fully funded Graduate Teaching Studentships projects and projects for self-funded PhD studentships for studying in this area. Find out more about the studentships and view the projects.
You can also find out more about our research projects and staff here.