About the Mireille Gillings Neuroimaging Centre
The Mireille Gillings Neuroimaging Centre is a new, state-of-the-art facility for clinical research located on the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust’s Wonford Site in Exeter. It is part of a collaborative partnership between the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Exeter Medical School. The Centre, designed by Stride Treglown Architecture, officially opened in April 2020.
The main mission of the Mireille Gillings Neuroimaging Centre is to foster clinical research in the field of dementia and neurodegenerative diseases aimed to discover mechanisms of disease and finding cures for these progressive disorders. It aims to transform research and diagnosis of dementia and other neurological diseases.
The construction of the Neuroimaging Centre has been funded by a generous donation by the Dennis and Mireille Gillings Foundation. Dr Mireille Gillings is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of HUYA Bioscience International, a global leader in accelerating development of biopharma innovation from China. She has a balance of exceptional scientific and operational experience in neurological and neurodegenerative disease research, drug development, academic partnering programmes and extensive business leadership skills.
The Centre has the potential to benefit patients globally and we are grateful to the Dennis and Mireille Gillings Foundation for enabling the construction of the Centre, which will put Exeter at the forefront of neuroimaging research worldwide.