Strengths and Facilities


  • Investigators within the Nottingham Digestive Diseases Biomedical Research Unit (NDDBRU) have expertise in a range of scientific methods, models and techniques.
  • We are a large group of researchers with long-standing experience in basic, translational and clinical research
  • A team of dedicated research nurses supporting studies through to completion.
  • NDDBRU has access to large, deeply phenotyped cohorts of patients and suitable controls linked to a biorepository of samples from a range of conditions related to gastrointestinal and liver disorders.
  • Our collaborations, nationally and internationally, provide a large base of complimentary expertise.
  • Our infrastructure is ideal for supporting the development and evaluation of novel tests, devices and treatments throughout their pathway from discovery to clinical application.
  • Within our department we have the following facilities available:
  • 4 bedded unit
  • Endoscopy suite
  • 2 consulting rooms and 1 interview room
  • Laboratory, tissue culture room and freezer room