Queen Mary is one of the largest colleges of the University of London (QMUL); it is distinctive in that it has made a twin commitment to an engagement of the highest quality of research in conjunction with international excellence in education. This platform of a research-led university has led to Queen Mary being ranked in the top 14 universities in the UK and the top 100 in the world.
Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry draws strength from being part of Queen Mary University of London with links to its Barts Health NHS Trust, the largest health service provider in the UK. Joining - Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial College and University College London - it is in the top 5 research-active medical and dental schools in England. This educational experience is afforded to 2,300 undergraduate and 1,000 postgraduate students.
The School has 1,000 members of staff; 650 of which are academics and around 350 support staff. The School’s total annual turnover is approximately £86 million of which over £40 million is competitively awarded.
The Blizard Institute (BICMS) is housed in the Blizard Building, an architectural landmark situated in Whitechapel, within the east London borough of Tower Hamlets. The building was designed by renowned architect William Alsop OBE RA, known for his avant-garde modernist architecture; his buildings distinguished by their vibrant use of bright colour and unusual forms.
At Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry more than 25 researchers have been appointed at Professorial level since 2005, along with 50 new group leaders (Lecturers and Senior Lecturers).
The BICMS includes research centres of excellence in Skin Disease, Immunology and Infectious Disease,Gastroenterology, Surgery, Paediatrics, Diabetes, and Neurosciences. The Institute of Cell and Molecular Science, returned in Hospital Subjects, was ranked joint 1st with Cambridge and Edinburgh in terms of 3* and 4* outputs.
The Centre for Cutaneous Research (CCR) comprises a large group of full time clinical and non-clinical research workers. A major research programme has been in place for more than 25 years in collaboration with initially, St Andrew’s Hospital Billericay and more recently Broomfield Hospital in Cell and Tissue Engineering. The CCR was the first to use laboratory-grown skin to treat burns and chronic wounds in the UK in the early 1980’s. This has led to the establishment of research fellowships for many young Plastic Surgeons and they have had some considerable success in acquiring higher degrees as well as providing tissue engineered products for patients around London.