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NIHR biomarker pipleline programme is a collaboration between various academic research groups spread around the country and NHS Leeds Teaching Hospital and NHS Lothian. This unique collaboration capitalises on the existing expertise and long-standing links between the two organisations and provides the best environment for collaborative research, promoting unparalleled interaction between clinicians and researchers.

The 2 million programme grant is funded by National Institute of Health Research (NIHR).

The research programme will benefit patients and the NHS by ensuring that biomarkers in the future can be evaluated and introduced more rapidly, improving clinical management for each individual patient and leading to better use of NHS resources. While our research proposal focuses on diseases of the liver and kidney, in the future it can also serve as the "blueprint" for similar work in other diseases.

Collaboration Structure

Research Team




This website presents independent research funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) under its Programme Grants for Applied Research Programme (RP-PG-0707-10101: Evaluating the benefits for patients and the NHS of new and existing biological fluid biomarkers in liver and renal disease)

The views and opinions expressed by the authors of this website are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the NHS, the NIHR or the Department of Health.


The Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust 2014