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University’s New Research Centres May Unlock the Secrets of Diseases

Published on: 11 Feb, 2024
Updated on: 12 Feb, 2024

A new research centre at the University of Surrey could help society better understand various diseases, or even help scientists trace nanoplastics through the bodies and cells of humans and animals.

The university says a £500,000 grant from the Wolfson Foundation, has helped pay for its new Centre of Excellence for Bioanalytical Science.

Researchers will use a blend of high-end equipment that include ion beams, and it will develop new ways of measuring biomarkers that are unavailable anywhere else in the world.

The centre’s director, Professor Melanie Bailey, said: “As well as enabling new research in science and medicine, the centre will provide a specialist measurement service, train the next generation of scientists and offer an innovation hub for academic, industry, government, and NHS partners.”

The centre will make use of the Surrey Ion Beam Centre at the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council. It currently supports £100 million in funding from 23 universities and industries.

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  1. Alistair Smith Reply

    February 15, 2024 at 10:34 am

    The new Centre of Excellence is to be welcomed.

    It and other developments eg the imminent Medical School at the University, a skilled IT sector, companies on the Research Park, provide many of the building blocks to develop a larger Medical Research and Development sector with benefits for the Guildford economy. In addition to the University, we must not forget the Pirbright Institute with its world class capabilities.

    As the NHS moves increasingly to an Integrated Care System, the Royal Surrey County Hospital with its partnership with the ProCare network can be a valued partner with the Medical Research and Development capabilities in Guildford.

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