Our research
We fund research at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry - one of the leading medical and dental schools in the UK - supporting projects that have the greatest potential to transform healthcare
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Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry

Part of Queen Mary University of London, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry (SMD) is regularly ranked as one of the best medical and dental schools in the country. Our funding here is for ground-breaking research, often of national and international importance.

World-leading research

The expertise of SMD researchers spans all areas of medical science, from genetic, molecular and cellular studies to work in primary care and population health. Many of them are nationally and internationally recognised experts in their fields. As well as working to understand disease and develop innovative new treatments, they are also exploring practical matters such as how healthcare can best be delivered to patients.

Working closely with the clinical staff in Barts Health hospitals, SMD researchers engage patients in research to accelerate the development of new treatments, and drive forward changes in clinical practice.

Academic excellence
In the QS World University Rankings 2019, SMD is ranked 4th in the world for the quality of its research citations.
The institutes we support

Blizard Institute
The largest of the institutes, the Blizard is a world-class biomedical research institute. Some of the research specialties here include trauma, paediatrics, neurology, infectious disease, and diabetes.

A £2m grant has funded the creation of the Barts Research Centre for Women’s Health which will focus on researching health issues related to maternal and neonatal health, and £1.6m is helping to create the Barts Brain Tumour Centre which aims to establish more clinical research trials for patients with brain tumours.

Barts Cancer Institute
An internationally recognised, comprehensive cancer centre.  It’s one of the top five cancer research centres in the UK, with the goal of preventing cancer and developing better treatments.

We have recently funded an award of £10m to launch five new cancer research themes at the BCI.

Institute of Dentistry
Committed to the highest quality research for the development of new understanding and the treatments of oral and dental disease.

William Harvey Research Institute
Leading research in cardiovascular, inflammatory and endocrine diseases.  The institute has a track record of enabling new therapies and achieving high-impact discoveries in these fields of health.

Our funding has helped to create the Barts Early Arthritis Centre which is pioneering important research into how to diagnose arthritis sooner, and the Barts Centre for Adrenal Studies which has developed into a world-leading centre for research into conditions related to the adrenal gland.

Wolfson Institute of Preventative Medicine
A centre of excellence in preventive medicine and epidemiology (the study and analysis of the patterns, causes, and effects of health and disease conditions in defined populations). It focuses upon translating research into public health strategies, dedicated to the reduction of disease and disability.

We have recently awarded £1.5m to create a Centre for Preventive Neurology, aimed at preventing or slowing the progress of dementia, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s Disease.


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