• Biomedical Research Centre Director

    Learn more about the Biomedical Research Centre Director, Professor Avan Sayer

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  • Knighthood for mitochondrial disease expert

    Professor Doug Turnbull who has devoted his career to treatment and research that prevents devastating mitochondrial disease, has been awarded a Knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

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  • Training the next generation

    We provide training and workshops to our students to foster career development in translational medicine linked to ageing and chronic disease. View some of the research projects we have funded

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  • Patient and Public Involvement

    Involving the public and patients in our research is the cornerstone of our work.

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  • Connecting with industry

    We collaborate with industry to develop innovative approaches to diagnosis and treatment in ageing and chronic disease

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Latest News

  • Patient and public learning: free, online course

    July 18, 2016

    Every day almost 10,000 people aged over 65 will fall down in the UK alone. The personal cost is staggering. To empower those at risk of falling, ‘Ageing Well: Falls’, a course designed by NIHR clinical academics, will run again.

  • Newcastle University gets international recognition for active and healthy ageing

    July 15, 2016

    Newcastle University was one of four sites, highlighted as part of a bid put together by the North Health Science Alliance (NHSA), which demonstrated an innovative and comprehensive approach to healthy ageing, with positive impacts on patients’ health

  • New rapid gene test for mitochondrial disease

    July 11, 2016

    Newcastle researchers have developed a genetic test providing a rapid diagnosis of mitochondrial disorders to identify the first patients with inherited mutations in a new disease gene.

  • Knighthood for mitochondrial disease expert

    June 13, 2016

    Doug Turnbull, Professor of Neurology who has devoted his career to ground-breaking IVF treatment and research that prevents devastating mitochondrial disease, has been awarded a Knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

  • Newcastle clinical academic advises European Commission

    June 10, 2016

    Professor David Jones, NIHR Dean of Faculty Trainees and Professor of Liver Immunology was amongst some of Europe’s leading healthcare professionals at a European Commission’s Personalised Medicine Conference in Brussels.

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BRC Events

  • Bio-imaging Event

    July 30, 2016

    The Newcastle University Bio-Imaging unit is running a week long public engagement event at the International Centre for Life, from Saturday 30th July – Friday 5th August.

  • Patient & Public Involvement Event

    August 1, 2016

    The Newcastle University Faculty of Medical Sciences Engagement team are currently developing an on-line PPI Peer-to-Peer Forum that will provide a (virtual) space for public and patient research participants. On 1st August they will be hosting a workshop event that invites current and potential users to come together and discuss content ideas for the forthcoming forum. You will also learn more about ways to get involved.

  • Alzheimer’s Research UK Public Meeting

    September 14, 2016

    Want to know more about dementia? Alzheimer's Research UK are offering free public events with short talks on Alzheimer’s and other dementias, current treatments and latest research.

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