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Medical Technology
Research Centre

The Medical Technology Research Centre (MTRC) is the innovation, impact and collaboration hub of ARU in medical technologies, life sciences and clinical research.
Contact us at [email protected]

Save the date: the third MTRC Annual Research Conference is taking place on 4-5 September 2024 at Hughes Hall, Cambridge. More details coming soon.

What we offer

Partnership opportunities
Opportunities for research students
Our facilities

ARU is a recipient of the Opto-Biomechanical Eye Research Network (OBERON) grant. This EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN) will fund training for two PhD students in the MTRC, as well as placements for PhD students from other institutions.

The MTRC's Prof Barbara Pierscionek is Principal Investigator at ARU and Training Co-ordinator for the ITN, which involves eight academic institutions as well as industrial and hospital partners and will fund training for a total of 15 PhD students across Europe.

Groups in the Medical Technology Research Centre

Biomechanics, Optics, Robotics & Imaging Research Group (BORI)
Biomedical Engineering Research Group
Biomedical Informatics Group
Circulatory Health Research Group
Drug Discovery Group
Molecular Diagnostics Unit
Musculoskeletal and Developmental Biology Research Group
Pharmaceutical Research Group
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