Staff Gateway

pioneering advances in patient care

The Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine is an interdisciplinary research centre which is committed to the highest quality scientific endeavour. Its mission is to develop new avenues for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of important ophthalmic and vascular diseases to relieve human suffering. To achieve this, colleagues working in the Centre are developing self-sustaining, multidisciplinary, collaborative, translational research programmes to advance new therapies that will ultimately benefit patients.

Previously based in facilities at the Royal Victoria Hospital campus, it relocated to a brand new, 9000m2 purpose-built institute located on the Health Sciences Campus, Belfast City Hospital Site in September 2015. The new building was designed by Architects Ostick and Williams.

This tour will give you an insight into the construction of the new building, the cutting-edge work that takes place there and the pioneering advances in patient care that have been generated by the Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine's research programme.

This tour includes:

  • An overview of the role of CEM and the ways in which its innovative work improves patient outcomes by developing new therapies.
  • A visit to some of the research laboratories.

Did you know?

  • The new Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine building has been designed to minimise its impact on the environment and to achieve an "Excellent" rating in the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM).
  • The building houses 330 members of staff specialising in research into finding cures for eye disease and diabetes, and the development of a global programme to aid understanding of the genetics of complex chronic diseases