In 1785, Sir William Blizard founded England’s first hospital-based medical school at The London Hospital in Whitechapel, offering a new kind of medical education that taught theory as well as clinical skills. The Blizard Institute was established more than two centuries later, with Sir William’s commitment to teaching and research continuing to inspire what we do today.
We constitute a world class biomedical research institute that integrates all stages of research from basic science through to clinical studies across a diverse range of fields including genomics, cell biology, translational immunology, neuroscience and trauma. Our research addresses the health needs of our local population, while delivering new treatments on a global scale.
The Blizard Institute is part of the Whitechapel campus of Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry.