To develop sound and impactful research, RCSI Bahrain is keen on forging collaborations and joint-projects with national, international and industry experts to share knowledge, skills and financial support.

The following are some of the major institutions that RCSI Bahrain has collaborated with in recent years.

In Bahrain

  • Ministry of Health
  • Primary Health Care Centres
  • King Hamad University Hospital
  • Bahrain Defence Force Hospital
  • Arabian Gulf University (AGU)
  • University of Bahrain (UoB)

International Universities

  • Hull York Medical School, UK
  • The University of Queensland, Australia – Toxicology Unit
  • National Institute of Health (NIH), USA
  • Harvard University, USA
  • The University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany

Collaboration with industry

Since 2014, RCSI Bahrain and SBI Pharmaceuticals have collaborated on research on 5-ALA, through projects and support for research fellows. Current research projects using 5-ALA with RCSI Bahrain are in the following three areas:

  • Use of 5-ALA in diabetes
  • Photodynamic screening of colorectal cancer patients using 5-ALA technology
  • Ongoing research on using 5-ALA as a fungicide