King's BioSciences Institute
Basic science cuts across single disease areas and focuses on processes and mechanisms common to many disease states. It is an essential component of the ‘complete research pathway’, driving the translational research pipeline and providing a world-class scientific platform.
King’s BioSciences Institute (KBI) has been created to integrate and facilitate the diversity of pre-clinical and clinical research being undertaken across King's Health Partners. The Institute will serve to promote scientific training and scholarship, thereby creating a world-class centre for basic and applied biomedical research.
To meet these objectives, KBI:
- is organised into four discipline-led programmes that span the breadth of King's Health Partners activities and are each responsible for developing multi-disciplinary research and training initiatives and a long-term strategic vision: Immunology; Neurosciences; Genetics; Cell & Molecular Biophysics.
- is developing a four-year PhD training programme that will engage students in the breadth of biomedical research at KHP and produce a cadre of medically literate scientists.
- sponsors four Rosalind Franklin Lectures per year as part of King's International Lecture Series. These are given by highly distinguished scientists from different fields of experimental biology and medicine.
- oversees the management and co-ordination of shared core research facilities across King's Health Partners, providing access to essential technology and equipment to facilitate and enhance the research conducted by our scientists and external researchers.
For further information about the KBI please contact Professor Mike Malim.