University marks official opening of new biomedical research
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The Allam Building, home to a new biomedical research facility
tackling cancer and other major diseases, will be officially opened
at the University’s Hull Campus on Friday 19th July.
Above: The Allam Building
Two research centres, one focusing on cardiovascular and
metabolic diseases and the other on cancer are located in the
building. The University has an international reputation in both of
these areas, and by bringing together both academics and health
professionals, it aims to quickly translate research into tangible
benefits for patients.
Professor John Greenman, Head of the School of Biological,
Biomedical and Environmental Sciences, said: “It has been a
pleasure to watch this fantastic facility develop from an idea
through to reality. The new facilities provide the University of
Hull with a significant boost to our research capabilities to
tackle cancer and cardiovascular disease. The building provides a
physical home for our current and future collaborative work.”
The building has been made possible by a generous £1.5 million
donation from leading East Yorkshire businessman, Dr Assem Allam.
It will be officially opened by Sir Paul Nurse, President of the
Royal Society, Nobel Prize winner and an honorary graduate of the
University. Funding for some of the vital high-tech equipment and
key research being undertaken at the centre has also been
generously provided by local medical charity, the Daisy Appeal.
Dr Allam said: “I have long been a supporter of medical research
because I want my donations to make the biggest impact on peoples’
lives that they possibly can.
“I believe wholeheartedly that medical research, and
particularly research into society’s most prevalent killers such as
cancer and heart disease, is the best way to ensure this happens.
After all, these conditions touch everyone, old or young, rich or
poor and all nationalities.
“It was an honour to have provided the money to create such a
wonderful facility and it is an honour for me that it bears my
name. I am extremely proud to see it finally completed.
“The Allam Building will not only help the University of Hull
remain at the forefront of cutting edge medical research, it will
lead to more lives being saved and money can be put to no better
purpose than that.”
University of Hull Vice-Chancellor, Professor Calie Pistorius,
said: “The University of Hull is very proud of this
state-of-the-art facility, which not only brings together expertise
from across the region to benefit patients, but helps us strengthen
our position as a centre of research excellence.
“This is one of many initiatives which the University is
implementing to further enhance the quality of our student
experience and our international reputation.”
Watch the video below for more details of the Allam
Building and the work being carried out -