Cambridge Bio-Medical Campus

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Cambridge Bio-Medical Campus, located in Cambridge, England, is one of the largest centres of health science and medical research in Europe. Managed by the University of Cambridge, the site is primarily funded by the Wellcome Trust, Cancer Research UK, and the UK government's Medical Research Council. It is home to Addenbrooke's Hospital and the university's medical school.

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The Wellcome Trust building, part of the Bio-Medical Campus.

Departments currently included in the Bio-Medical campus and involved in research are:

  • Addenbrooke's Hospital
    • Clinical Department of Oncology
    • The Clinical Investigation Ward
    • The Clinical School
    • The Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre
  • The Cambridge Institute for Medical Research
  • The Hutchinson/MRC Research Centre
    • University Department of Oncology
    • MRC Cancer Cell Unit
  • The MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology.

In addition, 3 new departments have already been completed, and are set to open later this year:

  • The Cancer Research UK Institute
  • Institute for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism
  • New Medical Research Council buildings.

There are also plans for Papworth Hospital, the UK's most famous cardiac hospital, to move onto the site in the near future.

Addenbrooke's Hospital

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Addenbrooke's Hospital viewed from the south.

Addenbrooke's Hospital is a large teaching hospital, and the central focus of the campus. (See main article). The following hospital departments are strongly involved with other areas of the campus in medical research:

Clinical Department of Oncology

The Clinical Investigation Ward

The Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre

The Clinical School

Cambridge University's Medical School, established in 1976. (See main article).

The Cambridge Institute for Medical Research

The Hutchinson/MRC Research Centre

The MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology

Cancer Research UK Institute

The Cambridge Cancer Research Institute was set up in a move to bring the scientific strengths of Cambridge to the forefront of cancer diagnosis, treatment and prevention. The institute is purposely located in a position that allows researchers to move freely between a scientific environment, the laboratories of the surrounding campus and the clinical environment of the adjacent Regional Cancer Centre, part of Addenbrooke's Hospital. The institute is home to four main areas of research:

  • Basic research, which involves looking into the cellular and molecular biology of cancer.
  • Research into molecular imaging, genomics, bioinformatics and biomolecular modeling.
  • Research that focuses on specific cancer sites, forming a bridge between the clinical and laboratory areas.
  • Clinical investigations and trials, including population based studies into screening and prevention. These are to be conducted jointly with the Clinical Department of Oncology and other relevant departments of Addenbrooke's Hospital.

The centre was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II in February 2007.

Institute for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism

Site Map

Below is a map which gives an idea of the scale of the site and the locations of the departments. Research facilities are highlighted in blue, hospital facilities in red and general facilities in green:
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