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The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) works to transform lives through world-leading research in ageing and multiple long-term conditions (MLTC).

Our experimental medicine and translational research turns innovative ideas and discoveries into practical benefits for patients, as well as contributing to the local and national economy.​

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Developing the next generation of research leaders

Fully funded PhD studentship opportunities open for applications now NIHR Newcastle BRC is committed to the development of a skilled interdisciplinary academic workforce focused on increasing the health and societal challenges of ageing and multiple long-term conditions in the UK. One of our strategic priorities in order to support the next generation of research leaders […]

Newcastle hosts the Association of Physicians of Great Britain and Ireland’s 117th Annual Meeting

Leading interdisciplinary translational medicine The Association of Physicians of Great Britain and Ireland’s Annual Meeting (APAM) will take place on 23-24 May 2024 at the Frederick Douglass Centre (FDC), Newcastle University. Professor Chris Day CBE, Vice-Chancellor and President of Newcastle University said: We are very much looking forward to welcoming you all to our wonderful […]

Newcastle BRC Researchers join £50m national initiative to extend access to dementia research across the UK

More people with dementia will take part in research and help develop new treatments, as the Government gives £49.9m into a coordinated network of dementia trials sites across the UK. Improving diagnosis and treatment for dementia and neurodegenerative conditions is a top priority for the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) and the Department of Health […]

Celebration of NIHR Newcastle BRC Research Excellence

Join Us Wednesday, 13th March 2024 Event: 09:00-17:00 Sponsored Drinks Reception: 17:00-18:00 The Catalyst, 3 Science Square, Newcastle Helix, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 5TG Register your interest in joining us at the Catalyst for an exciting programme of speakers, interactive breakout sessions and exhibitors that celebrate how the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) is […]

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Newcastle awarded £30m funding to study liver health

Professor Quentin Anstee, BRC co-Lead of the Liver Disease, Multimorbidity and Lifestyle theme leads the collaboration to study liver cirrhosis The ADVANCE (Accelerating Discovery: Actionable NASH Cirrhosis Endpoints) study will be the most detailed observational study of its kind enrolling the largest number of patients and providing a detailed analysis of liver health. This will […]

Developing the next generation of clinical researchers

‘Research is everybody’s business’ – academic opportunities for clinical trainees’ event aimed at medical, surgical and dental trainees in the Health Education England North East (HEENE) region took place on Friday 8 December 2023, at the Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI). We welcomed clinical trainees not only from across the region, but the hybrid event attracted […]