A centre of excellence conducting pioneering research into human degenerative diseases. Our state of the art research environment is world leading.
Study Biomedical Sciences at Ulster University in the United Kingdom.
Biomedical Science at Ulster University has an outstanding track record of success in research. Having obtained the highest possible rating in RAE1996, and in 2001, we were again ranked first place in terms of research power in RAE2008. In REF2014, we were judged to be among the top five universities in terms of research power (out of 92 UK submissions), with 100% of our research environment awarded the four-star rating.
All postgraduate students become members of the Biomedical Sciences Research Institute (BMSRI) and all research is managed by the BMSRI Director. The mission of the BMSRI is to conduct pioneering strategically focused research into personalised nutrition & medicine and the causes, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease including cancer, diabetes, Alzheimers disease, heart disease, osteoporosis and visual deterioration.
The University welcomes applicants interested in researching cancer, stem cells, melanoma, vision, blindness, food and nutrition, vitamins, stratified medicine, personalised medicine, pharmacy, drug delivery, CRISPr, gene therapy, cardiology, biomarkers, diabetes, drug discovery, Alzheimer's Disease, cystic fibrosis.
The BMSRI is composed of staff and students from the Biomedical Sciences School and the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. It is the largest Research Institute within Ulster University and supervision for postgraduate degrees is available in all of the research areas listed below. Further details of projects can be obtained from Professor Tara Moore, Director of the BMSRI, or from the Faculty of Life & Health Sciences Research Graduate School website.
The activities of the BMSRI are currently organised within distinct Recognised Research Groups (RRGs):
Food & Health (through the Northern Ireland Centre for Food & Health NICHE);
Pharmaceutical Science & Practice;
At Ulster Universitys Coleraine campus, biomedical sciences research is undertaken in our Centre of Molecular Biosciences and our Saad Centre for Pharmacy and Diabetes. Clinical translational research is also undertaken at our award winning Clinical Translational Research & Innovation Centre (C-TRIC) at the Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry/Londonderry, and at our Wellcome Clinical Research Facility at the Belfast City Hospital (partnership between Ulster University, Queens University Belfast and Belfast City Hospital).
Multi-disciplinary collaboration between the RRGs is strongly encouraged and is widespread with research into, for instance, anti-diabetic and anti-oncogenic aspects of nutrition, the genomics of vitamin receptors and cancer, imaging of neo-vascularisation, and the interactions among diet, diabetes, dementia, vision, hypertension and vascular disease. In practice, the RRGs collaborate both internally and internationally on a range of prioritised multi-disciplinary themes in: ageing, drug discovery, personalised medicine and genomic medicine. The BMSRI has strong collaborations with regional and global pharmaceutical and diagnostics companies and many of our graduates and postgraduates are employed in the pharma, diagnostics and health care sectors.