School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences


Leicester Biomedical Research Centre

The Leicester Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) is a collaboration between Loughborough University, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and the University of Leicester funded through an £11.6m grant from the National Institute for Health Research.

The Leicester BRC is at the frontier of research into illnesses linked to respiratory conditions, cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes, chronic kidney disease and the consequences of inactivity. Its overall purpose is to translate scientific breakthroughs in these areas into diagnostic tests, preventions and life-saving treatments for patients.

The Centre’s activities cover four themes:

  • Lifestyle
  • Respiratory
  • Cardiovascular
  • Precision medicine

Find out more on the Leicester BRC website.