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CIMA Facilities & Partners

CIMA brings together three Russell Group Universities, each with world class research infrastructure, facilities and resources for research into ageing and the musculoskeletal system. Individually, each University has excellent facilities for basic science research, pre-clinical and clinical research, but together as CIMA researchers benefit from shared access to high-end technology and expertise, access to model systems that cover the musculoskeletal system as a whole, and clinical expertise and resources not available in any single University. Examples of these include:

The Magnetic Resonance and Image Analysis Research Centre (MARIARC), at the University of Liverpool

The University of Liverpool Biomechanics Group Facility

Campus for Ageing and Vitality, Newcastle University

The University of Liverpool MRC/NERC Centre for Genomic Research (CGR)

MRC Muscle Performance and Exercise Training Laboratory, Newcastle University

National Centre for Sport, Physical Activity and Wellbeing (NCESEM), University of Sheffield

Newcastle Biomedicine Clinical Ageing Research Unit (CARU)

The University of Sheffield Mellanby Centre for Bone Research

The University of Sheffield Bone Biomedical Research Unit

The University of Liverpool Proteomics Laboratory

Musculoskeletal Research Group, Newcastle University

MRC Centre for Developmental and Biomedical Genetics, University of Sheffield

Shared Ageing Research Models (shARM) at the University of Sheffield