NIHR Moorfields Biomedical Research Centre
The NIHR Moorfields Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) is collaboration between two organisations:
Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
UCL Institute of Ophthalmology
Moorfields BRC is dedicated to eye and vision research for the benefit of patients and the NHS. Our world-leading researchers and their teams are all working towards better diagnosis, prevention and treatment of eye conditions.
The NIHR (National Institute for Health and Care Research) supports world-leading health and social care research that improves people's health and wellbeing, and promotes economic growth.
The NIHR is funded by the Department of Health and Social Care and is the largest funder of health and care research in the UK.
The NIHR supports 20 Biomedical Research Centres (BRCs) across England and 22 Clinical Research Facilities (CRFs), including the Moorfields CRF.
Research at the NIHR Moorfields BRC is divided into five themes:
Vascular Disease and Inflammation
Genomic Discovery and Therapeutics
Regenerative Therapies, Lasers and Medical Devices
Translational Data Science
Imaging, Visual Assessment and Digital Innovation
Moorfields BRC Open Day 2023
We have been awarded £20 million from the NIHR for another five years of vision research, allowing us to continue our mission to preserve sight and drive equity through innovation.
We are showcasing our worka public open day on Monday 26 June at St. Luke's Community Centre, near Old Street in London.
NIHR researchers create A.I. tool to detect retinopathy of prematurity in new-born babies
Moorfields ROAM project for research reaches huge numbers in under-served communities
Prof. Patrick Yu-Wai-Man wins ARVO award for research into gene replacement therapy for Leber hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON) [ARVO website]
NIHR Moorfields BRC researchers make up over 10% of The Ophthalmologist Power List 2023
World Glaucoma Week 2023: Moorfields at Brent Cross transforms glaucoma diagnosis and saves sight
NIHR Moorfields BRC researchers appointed as Senior Investigators
£300 million contract signed to build Oriel, our new joint centre for eye care, research and education [Moorfields website]
Cross Innovation Hub launches with successful matching event