Helping brilliant minds discover healthcare solutions


Rosetrees is a private UK charity

Supporting cutting edge medical research for more than 30 years.

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.


Our Philosophy

We use a venture philanthropy approach to promote new ideas. We fund initial seedcorn grants to generate preliminary data that can result in further funding. We also fund larger projects and interdisciplinary grants.

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Our Research

Our over-arching goal is to fund research in all areas of medicine that will benefit human health and well-being within 5-10 years.


Rosetrees Team

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


Scientific Advisory Panel

We are advised by a panel of world-leading, internationally renowned scientists.


Grant Schemes

We have a number of different grant schemes available, from small seedcorn awards to major project grants.

Keep up to date with  Rosetrees latest news


Excited to announce Tim Eisen will speak at our interdisciplinary workshop Tackling #DrugResistance in Cancer next January on developing therapies & clinical translation to address #TumourResistance.

Register now:

@Cambridge_Uni | @AstraZeneca

A new study led by Rosetrees-funded scientists at UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology has identified the molecular defects underlying a rare and complex developmental brain condition in children (Autosomal Recessive ACBD6-related disorder).

Celebrating #thisisengineering @QMULSEMS industry event with #bioengineers healing wounds in fetal skin, joints and membranes.

Save lives together with @QMULSciEng @QMULBartsTheLon

Funded by @RosetreesT @GOSHCharity @EPSRC @PrenatalTherapy @PpromAwarenessU

Applications are invited for Rosetrees intermediate/major project grants (up to 100k/210k over 3 years respectively) to support innovative biomedical research projects, with established proof of concept, that have the potential for clinical translation.

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Creating complex protocells and prototissues using simple DNA building blocks

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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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