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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.


Anya Sturdy Fellowship

Anya Sturdy Fellowship

Posted 29/07/2014

Double congratulations! Well done to both Catherine Garnett and Andrew King who have each been awarded a prestigious Anya Sturdy Fellowship and thank you to the Anya Sturdy Trustees for exceptionally offering to support two fellowships this year. Catherine and Andrew will both take up their fellowships in August, joining the Vyas and Higgs groups respectively. Dr Chris Hatton, Consultant Haematologist who led the interview process was delighted ...


Showcasing molecular medicine in Oxford

Showcasing molecular medicine in Oxford

Posted 12/08/2014

Andrew Smith, MP for Oxford East and Anneliese Dodds, Labour MEP for the South East, visited the MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine in Oxford (WIMM) on 11 July to see for themselves the pioneering research ongoing at the Institute and to meet some of the scientists leading this research. Following the visit, Mr Smith said: "It was great to meet researchers and see the fantastic work they are doing.   It is wonderful that in Oxford ...

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Postdoctoral Scientist in Developmental and Stem Cell Biology 114730

Posted 13/08/2014

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the research groups of Dr Catherine Porcher and Professor Roger Patient within the Molecular Haematology Unit. The position is funded by the BBSRC and fixed-term for 3 years. The project investigates the earliest molecular mechanisms that underlie specification of blood (haematopoietic) stem cells (HSCs) through studies of the transcriptional regulation of a key signaling molecule, VEGFA. ...

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What do scientists and the paparazzi have in common?

What do scientists and the paparazzi have in common?

Posted 19/08/2014

What do scientists and the paparazzi have in common? The short answer is – more photos than they know what to do with. Researchers might not be snapping celebrities, but they do generate thousands of images of animals, cells, proteins, and countless other weird and wonderful biological phenomena. Whilst perhaps not quite as visually appealing as Brad Pitt or Beyonce, these images do have one thing in common: they all need to be stored, ...

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