Norwich Research Park centre named after jockey Bob Champion
- 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.
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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