CRUK invests £1.7m in the University of Leicester cancer research centres

7 October 2015. Source: Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK has invested £1.7m to inspire collaborative cancer research between scientists in Leicester through a new awards scheme.  The CRUK Centres Network Accelerator Award is a new initiative which provides infrastructure support to research centres in order to encourage collaboration between different organisations and boost ‘bench to bedside’ science. The University of Leicester centre has received a 5 year grant:

  • The University of Leicester (£1.7m): to set up facilities to study structural biology among centres to improve drug development. The award will focus on research to translate the understanding of structural biology into drugs that could treat patients.