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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.

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MRC WIMM Centre for Computational Biology is officially opened by Sir John Savill

MRC WIMM Centre for Computational Biology is officially opened by Sir John Savill

Posted 08/12/2016

The MRC WIMM Centre for Computational Biology is a new purpose-built facility at the MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine (WIMM) which brings together experts in analysis of large computational datasets. The new Centre was officially opened by Sir John Savill, Chief Executive of the Medical Research Council, during a ceremony held at the WIMM on Wednesday 7th December. Building work on the new Centre started in November 2015, funded ...

 

MRC WIMM raises grand total of £2551.14 for Oxford Homeless Medical Fund

MRC WIMM raises grand total of £2551.14 for Oxford Homeless Medical Fund

Posted 21/12/2016

Every year, the MRC WIMM organises a series of fund-raising events in aid of a local charity, including a summer quiz, a raffle, and sales of home-grown plants and home-made cakes. This autumn, the Institute organised a craft fair selling gifts, home-made jams, chutneys and cakes, with proceeds going to this year's nominated charity: the Oxford Homeless Medical Fund.  The Oxford Homeless Medical Fund (OHMF), now managed by Oxford Homeless ...

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Vacancies

MRC Fellowship in Computational Biology (two posts) ref: 126701

Posted 06/12/2016

Due to a significant investment from the Medical Research Council, an exciting opportunity has arisen to recruit two Research Fellows, to a new purpose built Centre for Computational Biology, which officially opened in December 2016. The Centre is based within the MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine (WIMM) which is a world-leading research institution, combining excellence in clinical research with an outstanding track record in basic ...

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The science behind the headlines

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The Museum of Natural History in Oxford runs many activities to try and engage the public with scientific research, including their regular ‘Super Science Saturdays’ events. Last autumn, as part of a special themed Super Science Saturday called ‘Behind The Headlines’, a team of scientists from Roger Patient’s lab in the MRC Molecular Haematology Unit created a series of different activities to explain the science behind the headline: ‘How tiny fish could hold the key to blood cancer treatment’. In this blog, DPhil student Tomasz Dobrzycki (who helped to create and deliver the activities) describes just how rewarding the event was, and how important he believes it is to make the time and effort to communicate our research to non-academic audiences.

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