Norwich Research Park centre named after jockey Bob Champion

UEA medical research centre has been named after Bob Champion. Photo: Pete Huggins

UEA medical research centre has been named after Bob Champion. Photo: Pete Huggins - Credit: PETE HUGGINS

A £19 million medical research centre will be named after former Grand National winning jockey Bob Champion whose cancer trust is the project's biggest charitable donor.

UEA medical research centre has been named after Bob Champion. Photo: Pete Huggins

UEA medical research centre has been named after Bob Champion. Photo: Pete Huggins - Credit: PETE HUGGINS

The newly completed Bob Champion Research & Education Building at Norwich Research Park will house researchers finding new treatments for diseases affecting ageing populations and a bio-bank to store DNA and tissue samples.

The centre will be run by the University of East Anglia (UEA) and the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital and provide state-of-the-art laboratories for researchers to explore treatments for diseases from prostate cancer and antibiotic resistance to musculo-skeletal and gastrointestinal diseases.

The Bob Champion Cancer Trust donated £750,000 to the project.

Mr Champion said: 'We're very excited by the prospect of the work that will be carried out within the 'Bob Champion Research & Education Building.


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'This is a great step forward for our research programmes.'

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