Translating Innovative Science Into Clinical Solutions

Rosetrees is a private UK charity

Supporting cutting edge medical research since 1990.

The aim is to improve the health and wellbeing of society.

Currently, around 300 projects are supported, from seedcorn 'out of the box' research ideas to large awards, many with co-funders.

The focus is on testing new ideas across the spectrum of medical research to bring the earliest patient benefit.

How we make a difference

Since 1990 our continuous investment into scientists have led to over £1.15 billion in follow on funding at over 85 institutions.

In the last 5 years alone, our researchers as a result of a Rosetrees grant have leveraged a further £230 million from other funding bodies.

With the support of an initial Rosetrees grant we have facilitated the delivery of 47 drugs, gene therapies, diagnostic tools, therapeutic interventions and a vaccine.

Our Research

Our goal is to fund research that will benefit healthcare in 5-10 years.

Rosetrees Team

Rosetrees is run by a small, highly skilled and dedicated team.

Our Philosophy

We use a venture philanthropy approach to support new ideas 

Scientific Advisory


We are advised by a panel of internationally renowned scientists.

Grant Schemes


We have a variety of grant schemes available to support a variety projects.

Rosetrees Latest News


Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has successfully used ...
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Creating complex protocells and prototissues using simple DNA building blocks

Rosetrees-funded researchers at UCL have utilized macromolecular DNA nanotechnology to ...
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Bruce Willis

We are devastated to hear of Bruce Willis' Frontotemporal Dementia ...
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BASO/Rosetrees call for cancer surgery research grant applications

The British Association of Surgical Oncology (BASO) invites applications for ...
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BSG & Rosetrees Trust Interdisciplinary Workshop on IBD

There's still time to register for the BSG & Rosetrees ...
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Green Mediterranean diet reduces more fat than traditional Med or healthy diet

Researchers in Israel have shown that the  green Mediterranean diet ...
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Rosetrees at 35 and Richard Ross at 80 celebration!

More than 300 of the country's top academics and doctors ...
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New research finds that statins could help treat bowel cancer

A new study has shown that statins, commonly used to ...
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Latest News on X

🌟 Incredible strides in cancer diagnostics! Rosetrees has been proudly supporting @RFitzgerald_lab since 2017, in the development of a ground-breaking test for early detection of oesophageal cancer. 🚀 Read more about this game-changing innovation:

Congratulations @NickyMcGranahan on receiving the Life Sciences Laureate Award 🏆 at the 2024 Blavatnik Awards Ceremony for Young Scientists in the UK yesterday evening! 👏
@ucl @NYASciences @BlavatnikAwards

AMRC charities account for half of public investment in UK rare disease research. But they bring so much more than money to the landscape.

Our new report showcases how charities are helping to transform the lives of the rare disease community:…

Rosetrees @RosetreesT is planning a series of thought-provoking lectures on out-of-the- box thinking! We want to hear from researchers about their "lightbulb" moments that sparked innovation in their work. #Innovation #Outofthebox

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