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About Biomedical Sciences Research Institute

At the Biomedical Sciences Research Institute (BMSRI) we specialise in the study of the biological mechanisms associated with degenerative diseases such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis and visual deterioration.

Our members conduct pioneering research in these areas, with a determination to investigate the underlying causes, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of human degenerative diseases.

We are also exploiting the remarkable opportunities made possible by recent molecular advances: revolutionary changes in biomedicine and biotechnology that will soon transform whole industries and economies, but which offer particular advantages in our field.

We confidently expect that the results from our research over the next decade will transform our understanding of human biology and pathology by giving us a real understanding of their very complex molecular aspects.

BMSRI is actively pursuing these goals by applying a range of rapidly developing techniques: bioimaging, systems biology, genomics, proteomics, transgenics etc., to a variety of problems in human health.

In addition we are committed to providing scientific support for the knowledge-intensive, high-added value biotechnological and biomedical industries, which are establishing themselves in Northern Ireland, and which may reasonably be expected to make substantial contributions to economic renewal.

Prospects in medical products and biotechnology and in the modification of foods to produce more valuable, healthier products, are remarkably promising.