NIHR Moorfields Biomedical Research Centre

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The NIHR Moorfields Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) is collaboration between two organisations:

  • Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

  • UCL Institute of Ophthalmology

Moorfields BRC is dedicated to eye and vision research for the benefit of patients and the NHS. Our world-leading researchers and their teams are all working towards better diagnosis, prevention and treatment of eye conditions.

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The NIHR (National Institute for Health and Care Research) supports world-leading health and social care research that improves people's health and wellbeing, and promotes economic growth.

The NIHR is funded by the Department of Health and Social Care and is the largest funder of health and care research in the UK.

The NIHR supports 20 Biomedical Research Centres (BRCs) across England and 22 Clinical Research Facilities (CRFs), including the Moorfields CRF.

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Research themes

Research at Moorfields BRC is divided into seven areas, or ‘themes’. The themes cover a wide range of medical research, from genetics and immunology to imaging and pharmaceutics. They also include patient and public involvement and engagement.

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Moorfields BRC awarded £20 million

The NIHR Moorfields Biomedical Research Centre has been awarded £20 million from the NIHR for another five years of vision research, allowing us to continue our mission to preserve sight and drive equity through innovation.