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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.


School raises valuable funds for AML research at the WIMM

School raises valuable funds for AML research at the WIMM

Posted 05/09/2014

Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) is a rare and often lethal form of blood cancer. Several groups at the WIMM focus on trying to understand how and why AML progresses, with the aim of developing better diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for this devastating disease. Professor Paresh Vyas, a group leader at the WIMM and a practicing clinician, combines both basic research into AML alongside regular contact with patients suffering from the ...


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 ...

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Senior Research Assistant 115145

Posted 11/09/2014

This is a re-advertisement and previous applicants need not apply Applications are invited for a Senior Research Assistant in a programme, funded by the Wellcome Trust Seeding Drug Development Initiative, to discover and develop small molecule inhibitors of mutant RAS for the treatment of cancer. The post is available immediately in the laboratory of Professor Terry Rabbitts. The aim of this project is to discover small-molecule drugs that ...

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The WIMM is named ‘Most Innovative Research Institution’ by the United Arab Emirates Genetic Diseases Association

The WIMM is named ‘Most Innovative Research Institution’ by the United Arab Emirates Genetic Diseases Association

Posted 30/09/2014

The United Arab Emirates Genetic Diseases Association (UAEGDA) is an organization based in Dubai that aims to raise awareness and understanding of genetic disorders that are a major health concern in the UAE and the Gulf Region. Such diseases include inherited anaemias (such as sickle cell disease and thalassemia) that the MRC Molecular Haematology Unit has worked on for over 30 years.  On 15th September, the UAEGDA held its 5th ...

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