Our mission at the York Biomedical Research Institute (YBRI) is to advance discoveries in biomedical science, to inspire, train, and mentor the next generation of biomedical researchers. We aim to understand disease processes to positively impact health and wellbeing.
We host over 90 principal investigators whose expertise covers a range of disciplines, addressing biomedical challenges on regional, national and global scales.
We aim to unravel the secrets of chronic and infectious diseases using state-of-the-art technology and creative thinking. Our ambition is to carry out research that is relevant nationally and has global reach.
Professor Jeremy Mottram, Director of the York Biomedical Research Institute
Interdisciplinary research themes
Molecular and cellular medicine
Embraces how cells specialise to form and maintain healthy, functional tissues and the mechanisms that fail in chronic degenerative disease.
Immunology, haematology and infection
Covers cellular immunology, host-pathogen interactions, pathogen biology, and experimental and population haematology.
Spans research into molecular mechanisms to behaviour of the whole organism, while also embracing patient-based studies.
Research without boundaries
Our interdisciplinary research is carried out by both individual researchers and scientific teams. Our aims are to integrate techniques, concepts, and theories from multiple disciplines to advance fundamental understanding of biomedical problems. Our cross-theme topics are:
MSc by Research in Biomedical Science
This one-year research course in Biomedical Science provides an opportunity for graduates to complete a masters level course in a specific area of interest.
PhD in Biomedical Science
Our PhD in Biomedical Science provides an opportunity for outstanding graduates with an interest in biomedical research.