The Department of Biomedical Sciences was established in January 2014 to develop strategic growth areas in the life sciences. It has the aim of becoming a leading centre for biomedical education and cutting-edge research on cancer, neuroscience and regenerative medicine.
The Department provides programmes that best equip graduates for future careers in healthcare, pharmaceutical, biotech and related industries. It currently offers a BSc in Biomedical Sciences programme, and MPhil and PhD research degree programmes in a stimulating teaching, learning and research environment.
The Department carries out internationally competitive research and promotes interdisciplinary collaboration in the biomedical sciences. Its research programmes aim to understand fundamental mechanisms of biological processes and diseases, and translate new knowledge into the development of novel diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for prediction, prevention, and treatment of human diseases.
Departmental research focuses on five strategic areas: cancer biology, neuroscience, regenerative medicine, biotherapy and nanomedicine, and infectious diseases and immunity. Multidisciplinary approaches are employed and supported by a wide range of state-of-the-art equipment with cutting-edge techniques in areas including molecular and cell biology, genetics and genomics, physiology and pharmacology, systems biology and bioinformatics, microbiology and immunology, and biotechnology and nanotechnology.