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The mission of the MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine (WIMM) is to undertake internationally competitive research into the processes underlying normal cell and molecular biology and to determine the mechanisms by which these processes are perturbed in inherited and acquired human diseases. It is also our mission to translate this research to improve human health. The WIMM is uniquely placed among biomedical institutes throughout the world in its pioneering vision of combining outstanding clinical research with excellent basic science. The WIMM Faculty currently includes an equal mixture of scientists and clinicians working together and in collaboration with the National Institute of Health Research, the NHS and commercial companies with the aim of improving the diagnosis and treatment of human diseases. The major topics of current research include haematology, immunology, stem cell biology, oncology and inherited human genetic diseases. The Institute benefits from strategic support from the MRC.

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The Institute values communication with members of the broader scientific community and the general public and with the support of the Medical Research Council (MRC) we have commissioned three short videos to explain our mission.


WIMM holds first charity Craft Fair in aid of UCARE

WIMM holds first charity Craft Fair in aid of UCARE

Posted 01/12/2015

In mid-October this year, something quite remarkable happened at the WIMM. Instead of performing its usual task of hosting distinguished academic speakers, on one crisp autumnal Thursday the WIMM Seminar Room took on quite a different role. For one day only, the room was filled with stalls selling all sorts of wonderful handmade items – from glass ornaments and jewellery to carved wooden platters, alongside a huge selection of cakes, jams and c ...


Clotten Foundation Prize 2015 Awarded to Prof. Terry Rabbitts

Clotten Foundation Prize 2015 Awarded to Prof. Terry Rabbitts

Posted 19/11/2015

Professor Terry Rabbitts has been awarded the inaugural Clotten Foundation Prize 2015 for discoveries on human antibody genes leading to therapeutic antibodies, and discoveries on chromosomal translocations in cancer leading to novel therapeutic approaches. The Clotten Foundation was founded in 1994 following the death of Dr Annemarie Clotten, who bequeathed an endowment to establish the organisation. The Clotten Foundation aims to support cance ...

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WIMM Prize PhD Studentships 2016

Posted 04/01/2013

WIMM Prize PhD Studentships 2016 (H815025) The MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine (WIMM) has fully funded 4-year Prize PhD (DPhil) Studentships available to start in October 2016. These Studentships are open to outstanding students of any nationality. The Institute is a world leading molecular and cell biology centre that focuses on research with application to human disease. It houses nearly 500 research and support staff in 48 res ...

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How students see scientists: Part X


In the last of our series of blogs written by students who chose to spend their summers at the WIMM, Kristian Rutenberg-Houchen tells us how his time in Jan Rehwinkel’s lab has inspired him to pursue this 'exciting and ever-changing career'.

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