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About Biomedical Sciences


amcainsh.jpgWelcome message from the head of division.

Welcome to the Division of Biomedical Sciences. The division was founded in October 2015 to integrate all laboratory-based research at Warwick Medical School. We currently have over 260 principal investigators, post-doctoral fellows, research assistants and postgraduate students, who populate three main research areas: Cell and Developmental Biology, Microbiology and Infection and Translational and Experimental Medicine. Our strategic objectives are to:

* Pursue important unanswered questions in the fundamental biomedical science

* Communicate, collaborate and innovate to translate discoveries in biomedicine for patient benefit

* Teach and train the future leaders in science and medicine

* Establish productive cross-campus, regional, national and international collaborations and partnerships

* Engage with and inspire the public

We are based primarily on two campuses, the Gibbet Hill (GH) campus at the University of Warwick, and the Clinical Sciences Research Laboratories (CSRL) at University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire. The division currently holds over £30 million of research awards from charities (The Wellcome Trust, Cancer Research UK, British heart Foundation, Leverhulme, Lister Foundation and various Hospital Trusts), The Royal Society, Research Councils UK (MRC, BBSRC, EPSRC and NERC), companies (including Merck, AstraZeneca, Unilever, Bayer) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

We contribute to the delivery of an undergraduate degree in biomedical sciences, a four-year MB ChB (Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery) and a range of masters courses. The division also operates a number of world class postgraduate training programmes, including an MRC funded Doctoral Training Partnership in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research (IBR) and an international joint 4-year PhD programme with the A*STAR graduate academy in Singapore. Indeed we are a highly international division, in that our members come from a very wide range of countries and ethnic backgrounds, and we are very proud of our commitment to advancing the careers of women in science, medicine and technology through our Athena Swan Silver award.

If you would like to visit or are interested in joining us, please contact the divisional administration team ( or We would love to hear from you.

Yours sincerely,

Professor Andrew McAinsh

Head of Division