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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. It is committed to research excellence in experimental medicine by making scientific breakthroughs and translating them into innovative therapeutics to improve outcomes for patients.

The Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine is an international hub of excellence on:

  • Eye disease
  • Infectious diseases
  • Respiratory disease

It is located in a brand new, 9,000m2 purpose-built institute located on the Health Sciences Campus, Belfast City Hospital Site, opened by Sir Paul Nurse in September 2018. 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 the Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine 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 staff and postgraduate students specialising in research into eye disease, infectious diseases and respiratory disease