Addenbrooke’s Hospital is a key part of the Cambridge National Institute for Health Research Biomedical Research Centre and profits from close collaborations with a number of basic and applied science departments.  The Addenbrooke’s site boasts Cancer Research UK, Medical Research Council, Glaxo Smith Kline, National Institute of Health Research as well as Wellcome Trust and University of Cambridge research laboratories. There are also independent research institutions such as the Sanger Centre and the Babraham Research Institute in close proximity. This biomedical campus is the UK’s most successful medical research enterprise, being home to the monoclonal antibody, the first protein sequence and structure as well as 14 Nobel prizes from the Laboratory of Molecular Biology alone. The ophthalmology department employs 14 consultants and numerous clinical and research fellows who are both lab and clinic based: