Overview of our research

Research in the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences addresses fundamental understanding of human health and disease, in areas that include the cardiovascular system, neuroscience, cancer, infection and immunity.  The work spans the molecular to whole organism, and is underpinned by world-class core facilities in imaging (from molecular to in vivo), -omics and flow cytometry.  

Postgraduate research

The Faculty is home to two of the University’s three four-year PhD programmes funded by the Wellcome Trust (Dynamic Cell Biology and Neural Dynamics) and has strong ties with the third programme in Molecular, Genetic and Lifecourse Epidemiology, run from our sister Faculty of Health Sciences.

Find out more about postgraduate research via the Faculty's Graduate School.

Translating research

Multidisciplinary collaborations demonstrate the Faculty's commitment to translating its expertise in fundamental biomedical research from bench to bedside. Our researchers are centrally involved in Bristol Neuroscience and Bristol CardioVascular, and form an integral component of the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute for Health Research.

Links with industry

Find out more about how we build links with industry.

Looking to join us?

The faculty actively encourages and supports independent fellowship applications to funding sources outside the University.


The faculty hosts a vast range of high-quality equipment and has access to the University's wider portfolio of facilities which support students, industry and researchers in their work.

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