Researcher in labThe Department is highly multi-disciplinary with an embedded science research core, linked to the National Institute for Health Research Imperial Biomedical Research Centre (NIHR Imperial BRC), designed to deliver translational and stratified medicine solutions across our many areas of activity (see the Department structure diagram)The Department uses an integrated approach to build an effective translational engine that integrates our research activities to optimally map on to healthcare delivery in the Academic Health Sciences Centre

The strategy will be achieved through building close scientific collaborations through large grant proposals between Sections and Divisions – and more widely across the Faculty/College – linking where possible to our NIHR Imperial BRC themes and utilising our technology core including the MRC-NIHR National Phenome Centre, the Hamlyn Centre (robotic surgery).

Video on Imperial's work with the BRC

NIHR Imperial Biomedical Research Centre 2016

The NIHR Imperial Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) is a partnership between Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and Imperial College London. The BRC is structured into 8 Research Themes and 4 Cross-Cutting Themes, reflecting the breadth and quality of research undertaken on the five Imperial sites.