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

Rosetrees funded researchers selected to join The Royal Society (2021)

Warm congratulations to Professor David Rowitch and Professor Sir Simon ...
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Rosetrees funded scientists elected to prestigious Academy of Medical Sciences Fellowship

We wish to give our warmest congratulations to Professor Heidi ...
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New MRI techniques for predicting disability in Multiple Sclerosis

New research, recently published in Brain, has demonstrated new MRI ...
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Lab-grown ‘mini-bile ducts’ used to repair human livers

Rosetrees -funded research, published in Science, reports that for the ...
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Consuming omega-3 fatty acids could prevent asthma

New research has recently been published in the European Respiratory ...
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RCS/Rosetrees Essay Prize

We are very pleased to announce the winners of the ...
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Genetic changes in tumours could help predict if patients will respond to immunotherapy

Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute, the UCL Cancer Institute, ...
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We are delighted to announce that Dr Christopher Chapman of ...
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Exciting insights at LifeArc Translational Summit today, showcasing #OurFutureHealth platform! 5 million participants needed to pioneer breakthroughs in disease prevention, detection and treatment. Together let's shape the future of healthcare. #LATSS2024

Congratulations Paula Bonfanti @BonfantiLab and Charlie Swanton @SwantonLab on receiving Advanced Grants from the European Research Council (ERC)! 🎉 Proud to have supported their groundbreaking work for over a decade. Here's to many more years of innovative research! 🌟 #ERC

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