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Excellence in research

Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry offers international excellence in research and teaching.

We serve a population of unrivalled diversity in east London and the wider Thames Gateway, with a high prevalence of cancer, diabetes, adult and childhood obesity, heart disease, chronic lung diseases, HIV, and oral disease.

Partnership

Through partnership with our linked hospitals, notably Barts and The London NHS Trust, the School’s research and teaching is informed by a wide ranging and stimulating clinical environment.

Facilities

Over £100 million has been invested in creating state of the art facilities in Whitechapel and West Smithfield to make East London a place which attracts world-class researchers.

More about our research facilities

Research highlights

Recent research highlights include:

Funding

Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry has also shown the largest increase in research funding in the last five years in the UK.

The School has the highest amount of bluechip charitable income in the UK, and our research spend in 2008-9 of £41.5 million represents a 20 per cent year-on-year increase, the highest in the UK, and moves us to 7th overall.

If calculated in terms of numbers of staff, the school ranks third nationally.

Our current portfolio of 1070 awards totals over £259 million, including £24 million from MRC since 2007, seven programme grants from Wellcome Trust, and 12 programme grants from Cancer Research UK.

Since 2006, nationwide, we have been awarded the largest number of training fellowships by the MRC. Among our senior investigators, 90 per cent have at least one paper with greater than 100 citations and 14 of our senior researchers have, in total, an astonishing 309 papers with greater than 100 citations and individual “H factors” between 50 and 81.

The School’s translational research strength has been recognised by, amongst others, the award of a NIHR Biomedical Research Unit in Cardiovascular Disease, with a £5.4 million grant awarded in 2008 to Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, and Barts and The London NHS Trust.

More about our recent grants

Appointments

Since 2006 we have appointed 26 new professors and 23 lecturers/senior lecturers.

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