The Centre of Membrane Proteins and Receptors (COMPARE)

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The Centre of Membrane Proteins and Receptors (COMPARE) is a unique collaboration between the Universities of Birmingham and Nottingham. It formally commenced in August 2016 with a combined £10m investment over five years.

The Centre brings together world-leading experts across the two institutions in order to study G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) and tyrosine kinase-linked receptors (TKRs) and develop new approaches to study these important cell surface proteins in health and disease. 

Our cutting-edge, powerful imaging techniques enable researchers to visualise what happens when a drug binds to a cell surface receptor or protein in real-time, and thus identify new mechanisms of therapeutic intervention.

Team Science is a fundamental part of COMPARE, enabling a collaborative approach to developing the next generation of internationally recognised research stars.