The Open University

Faculty of Science

The Biomedical Research Network (BRN) was established in 2010 to coordinate biomedical research activity across several departments within the Faculty of Science. Current work is focussed on globally important health challenges, and is funded by UK/EU Research Councils, charitable bodies and industrial partners. We keenly foster collaborations within the Open University and with external HEIs. We are working alongside the Open University’s Department of Health and Social Care to explore new avenues for enhancing the impact and delivery of our science to clinical practitioners. BRN researchers also contribute the Open University’s state of the art curriculum material.

Our research teams comprise biologists, chemists and psychologists who contribute to a vibrant and interdisciplinary community. Our laboratory facilities are located at the central OU campus in Milton Keynes and were recently expanded. Key facilities include molecular genetics labs, tissue culture suites, scanning and transverse electron microscopy, confocal and wide-field fluorescence microscopy.


The Open University
Faculty of Science
Walton Hall 1
Department of Life, Health & Chemical Sciences
MK7 6AA Milton Keynes
Forschung & Lehre
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