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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 values communication with members of the broader scientific community and the general public and with the support of the MRC we have commissioned three short videos to explain our mission.

For information on the 2015 WIMM Prize Studentships, click here.

News

Professor Sir David Weatherall has been awarded the Cerami Award in Translational Medicine

Professor Sir David Weatherall has been awarded the Cerami Award in Translational Medicine

Posted 12/11/2014

Professor Sir David Weatherall has been awarded the Cerami Award in Translational Medicine.  "The Anthony Cerami Award in Translational Medicine was created to recognize investigators who provided the crucial, early insight and ideas that are the essence of discovery, creating new fields and research trajectories followed by the persistent clinical investigation that ultimately changes how disease is prevented, diagnosed and treated,” said ...

 

New £3m Wellcome Trust Strategic Grant Won

New £3m Wellcome Trust Strategic Grant Won

Posted 07/11/2014

Doug Higgs (WIMM) and Peter Donnelly (WTCHG) have been awarded a collaborative Wellcome Trust Strategic grant (~£3M) to develop a systematic approach to understanding the biology underpinning GWAS hits.  Our aim is to establish a pipeline for identifying causative SNPs and the genes they regulate.  Initially we will study red cell traits (with David Roberts and Dominic Kwiatowski), type 2 diabetes (with Mark McCarthy and Anna Gloyn) and ...

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Vacancies

WIMM Prize PhD Studentships 2015

Posted 04/01/2013

The MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine (WIMM) has fully funded 4-year Prize PhD (DPhil) Studentships available to start in October 2015. 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 43 research groups working on a range of fields ...

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Micro by name; mighty in nature

Micro by name; mighty in nature

Posted 13/11/2014

Each individual cell in our body has its own specific set of instructions that allow it to execute a particular task - like ensuring a red blood cell can carry oxygen, and a nerve cell can detect pain. By definition, these sets of instructions must be wildly different between various cell types – but how does the body control which instructions are assigned to each cell? The answer is a very complex set of mechanisms that are exceedingly ...

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