University of Cambridge

Chemistry of Health

The Chemistry of Health Centre will enable fundamental discoveries in the molecular processes underlying human disease.

Project summary

The Centre will promote the translation of these discoveries into clinical and commercial applications by providing the infrastructure required for new academic-industrial partnerships. This will have both immediate and long-term benefits for human health and the UK economy.

The Centre will house:

  • dedicated 'Incubator' space, where research scientists from industrial partners and start-up companies will occupy laboratory and desk space alongside academic researchers
  • the Centre for Protein Misfolding Disease, which aims to effect a step-change in basic and translational research on molecular approaches to combat modern pandemics such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases and type II diabetes
  • the Molecular Production and Characterisation Centre, which will provide support and access to state-of-the-art instrumentation for in-house, UK-wide academic and industrial users in the chemistry of health area.