Health Research Networks
World-leading research into the fundamental science of the brain and nervous system lies at the heart of the Neuroscience Research Network at Bristol. This is embodied by Bristol Neuroscience (BN) which represents a large, diverse neuroscience community with an excellent international reputation. Bristol Neuroscience Director: Prof Matt Jones BN Hub Leaders: Prof Jack Mellor (Memory), Dr Paul Chadderton (Movement), Dr Conor Houghton (Neural Computation), Prof Matt Jones (Sleep)
Cancer research in Bristol focuses on core strengths in cancer cell biology, genetic and lifecourse epidemiology and health services research. In partnership with Bristol NHS Trusts our aim is to accelerate the identification and translation of novel and existing biomarkers into clinical practice for the early detection and treatment of cancer. Networks co-Leads: Prof Anne Ridley (basic science), Dr Axel Walther (clinical), and Prof Richard Martin (population health)
Dynamic Cell Biology research focuses on the mechanisms and systems that allow cells in the body to perform their huge diversity of functions. Molecular Biosciences research focuses on understanding the complexity of biological systems at a molecular level. Working at the interface of biology, chemistry and biophysics, Fundamental Biosciences is critical in underpinning Health research at the University of Bristol.
Infection and Immunity
The Infection and Immunity Research Network studies the mechanisms that cause and spread disease. From emerging infections, spread around the world by modern travel or by environmental change, to chronic inflammatory conditions that strain the resources of first-world economies to breaking point, research in this area has immediate relevance to diseases that affect us all. Network co-Leads: Dr Angela Nobbs (interim - basic science) and Dr Philip Bright (clinical)
The Institute provides support to four Health Research Networks which provide researchers with opportunities for collaboration and partnership across Schools and Faculties. Each Network is run by a dedicated Steering Group which meet at regular intervals to discuss strategic planning and networking events. For further information on the work and aims of each Network, to view membership and/or read their respective Terms of Reference, go the individual sites listed below.