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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.


Professor Jan Rehwinkel is named EMBO Young Investigator

Professor Jan Rehwinkel is named EMBO Young Investigator

Posted 28/10/2016

Congratulations to Professor Jan Rehwinkel, a group leader in the MRC Human Immunology Unit, who was named last week as one of 25 new EMBO Young Investigators. He joins a network of 74 current and 382 past Young Investigators who represent some of the best young group leaders in the life sciences in Europe and beyond. “The EMBO Young Investigator Programme supports young life scientists in their most demanding career phase, when they establish ...


Dr Iztok Urbančič joins the Eggeling lab with a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship

Dr Iztok Urbančič joins the Eggeling lab with a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship

Posted 17/10/2016

This month, Dr Iztok Urbančič joined Christian Eggeling's lab in the MRC Human Immunology Unit, supported by a prestigious Marie Skłodowska-Curie postdoctoral fellowship. Iztok completed his studies in physics in 2009 at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and obtained his PhD in biophysics in 2013 from the University of Maribor, Slovenia. During his 2-year fellowship here at the MRC WIMM, he will work on further improving super-resolution ...

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MRC WIMM Prize PhD Studentships 2017

Posted 21/10/2016

    The MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine (WIMM) has fully funded 4-year Prize PhD (DPhil) Studentships available to start in October 2017. 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 47 research groups working on a range of ...

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What does your genome have in common with a Michelin-starred chef? Find out in this article by Yale Michaels, a DPhil student in Tudor Fulga’s lab, written for the MRC Max Perutz Science Writing Award.

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