Our mission is discovery without boundaries; to carry out world-class discovery research to understand how living things work and to drive benefits for human health.
We explore biological mechanisms at all scales from molecules through cells to organisms. Our discoveries will enhance our understanding of the fundamental processes of life, and have the potential to transform the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of human disease.
To deliver our mission, we bring together expertise from different scientific disciplines and work with different types of organisations across the academic, clinical and industrial spheres. This creates a space for discovery without boundaries and supports the translation of discoveries into health benefits.
Our core principles
Four principles summarise our approach:
We conduct research of the highest quality.
We maintain a broad scientific portfolio, embracing interdisciplinarity and translation.
We incubate early-career talent.
We are permeable and outward looking.
Our priority objectives
These principles will guide us as we focus on our five priority objectives to:
Accelerate discovery through a culture of scientific excellenceFind out more
Support the biomedical research endeavour across the UK and beyondFind out more
Drive benefits for human healthFind out more
Engage and inspire with discovery scienceFind out more
Build capability for outstanding science supportFind out more