Bioscience - part of something bigger

A bioscientist looking through a microscope

When you start a biology, biomedicine or chemical science-based degree with Salford, you are also joining a community making a difference in industry, our local region and in our wider society.

Many of our academics and technicians who help deliver your courses are also part of a collective delivering collaborative, interdisciplinary, high-impact work in a range of local and global healthcare and societal issues and challenges.

Read on and discover how you will become part of something bigger.

Research with impact

A view of the Bodmer Laboratories

Our Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) brings together interdisciplinary expertise to explore healthcare and societal challenges: from identifying cancer stem cell metabolism processes and molecular biomarkers through to understanding the impact of zoonotic and pathogenic microbes on human and animal health.

Working closely with regional hospitals, and with established wider national and international collaborations with universities and research centres, our Centre leads high-quality, high-impact research focusing on new and improved treatments for a diverse range of diseases.

The Centre focuses on three research clusters:  Cancer Diagnosis and Prevention, Cardio-Respiratory Physiology and Infectious Diseases. Dementia and Healthy Mind is a growing field of our research. 

Learn more about our biomedical research

Universities are integral to advancing our understanding of the world around us.  At Salford, we're proud to have a Biomedical Research Centre that is leading vital research that addresses diverse problems in sciences and health – aligned with our local, national and global focus on Healthy Ageing.

Our pioneering research in tackling AMR in Uganda is just one example of how we do this. Our work has directly led to sustained improvements in antimicrobial stewardship amongst health workers in Uganda, changing behaviour and reducing the number of deaths associated with maternal sepsis. Watch our REF21 summary video to learn more about this research project.

Tackling antimicrobial resistant (AMR) infections in Uganda