Our research

Life Sciences research at Birmingham is focused on our areas of excellence and has a broad reach and relevance.  

Life Sciences ResearchFrom research into antimicrobial and antibiotic resistance, through to new treatments for cancer and chronic disease, we push back the boundaries of translational research with the aim of finding solutions to big issues affecting society.

We have five principal thematic research areas which bring together researchers from across the University and the wider Birmingham Life Sciences campus.

The Institute Of Translational Medicine (ITM)

Birmingham Health Partners (BHP) has led the creation of the new £24m Institute of Translational Medicine, funded jointly by BHP and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills through a City Deal project to the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership. The ITM will serve as the engine to translate laboratory discovery into improved and increasingly personalised patient care, with bioinformatics and personalised medicine at its core. Important aspects of our NIHR infrastructure including the NIHR Clinical Research Facility and the NIHR Biomedical Research Unit (BRU) in Liver Disease are closely integrated with the ITM.