Centre for Liver Research

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Turning basic science into new therapies for liver disease

Centre for Liver Research, University of Birmingham

Research into the basic science and translational aspects of human liver disease is a strong focus at the University of Birmingham. Since 2008 the Centre for Liver Research has been a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Unit (NIHR Birmingham Liver BRU). The funding was awarded to the University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust in partnership with the University of Birmingham In 2011 we were awarded a further 5 years (2012-2017) of NIHR-BRU funding to enable us to continue our translational research programme in liver disease.


Training courses

Birmingham Liver Course - 21st and 22nd May 2015

The University of Birmingham and Queen Elizabeth Hospital are pleased to announce the dates of the 2015 Birmingham Liver Course. The meeting will cover practical and pressing issues in the management of advanced liver disease with speakers from around the country who are experts in their field.

Trials Course - Wednesday 21st October 2015

The course will cover the major challenges in clinical trial design in liver disease. This includes an overview of the regulatory approval process and the principles of trial design for the different phases of study.  

Further information on upcoming training events


New research videos

Researchers from the NIHR Birmingham Liver Biomedical Research Unit introduce you to their work with patients, clincial trials, and the basic laboratory science being undertaken.  This is an insight into a world leading liver research facility.   To view more films about the liver, our research and clinical trials, visit the 'Clinicial Trials and Research Videos' section of our Patient and Public Involvement page.



If you would like to make a donation to Liver Foundation UK, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, please click here.  Your donation will help make a difference to patients, and help with our research into the causes of liver disease and possible new treatments.  With your support, we may even find cures.

Also see Patient and Public Involvement for details of free events, meetings and newsletters.