Biomolecular Sciences Research Centre
The Biomolecular Sciences Research Centre (BMRC) conducts its research through three themes, centrally coordinated and closely aligned to our expertise:
- Analysis of Cells and Tissues to Identify and Combat Disease Processes to Enable Healthier Lives
- Application of Advanced Technologies to Create and Drive Future Economies
- Building Stronger Communities by working with all stakeholders to engage them with our research
Each theme is supported by senior staff (reader and above) who head specialist research groups that provide a focus for staff to maintain and develop key expertise, as well as providing suitable fora for support of PhD students and postdoctoral research associates (PDRAs). Each theme has impact in its mission and is associated with a current driving societal challenge, each theme has led to substantial impact. Our Knowledge Transfer and Consultancy team operate across all of the themes.
The Centre has a designated commercial unit with strong industrial links, providing a range of services in bioanalysis and custom synthesis. Our research skills are utilised by local SMEs, national and international companies who access our expertise and facilities in co-development partnerships and contract research projects.
We also offer PhD research programs and a professional doctorate in biomolecular science.
The Research Centre holds an Athena SWAN Silver award. We first achieved this award in 2012, and it was renewed for a further three years in November 2019. The award celebrates our best practice in areas such as recruitment, retention, career progression and work environment, as part of our commitment to addressing gender inequality in higher education.
Outstanding Research Supervisor of the Year
Prof. Christine Le Maitre has been shortlisted as a finalist from the THE Awards 2020Read more
The link between obesity and cancer
Studying whether particles called vesicles carry signals that allow bowel cancer cells and fat to communicateRead more
PhD student Cameron Heaton at Maastricht University
Cameron is spending five weeks at Maastricht University analysing 1200 fingerprint samples with MALDI mass spectrometryRead more
Is it possible to use waste food and beverage products to produce biogas?Read more
Fighting infected wounds
The search for new wound healing materialsRead more
Our services for the brewing industry
Beer and wort analysis, water quality analysis, yeast storage and identification and moreRead more
Professor Malcolm Clench
Head of the Biomolecular Sciences Research CentreRead more
Professor Tom Smith
Deputy Head of the Biomolecular Sciences Research CentreRead more
Part of the Industry and Innovation Research Institute
Drawing on talents, expertise and facilities from across the university, the vision is to be the leading provider of applied research excellence delivering materials, computing, science and engineering innovations meeting the development needs of industry.