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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.


Scientific Excellence rewarded at WIMM Day

Scientific Excellence rewarded at WIMM Day

Posted 29/03/2017

Congratulations to all our prize winners at this year’s WIMM Day. We were delighted to award Mike Barnkob, a DPhil student with Prof Vincenzo Cerundolo in the MRC Human Immunology Unit, the Ita Askonas Medal and Prize for his work on T cells in the tumour microenvironment. The Ita Askonas Prize is awarded annually to a DPhil student in their third year. Mike’s talk, ‘Inhibiting T cell Movement: A Novel Cancer Immune Escape Mechanism’ detailed ...


MRC WIMM Public Engagement Prize winners announced at this year’s WIMM Day

MRC WIMM Public Engagement Prize winners announced at this year’s WIMM Day

Posted 28/03/2017

A huge congratulations to Tomasz Dobrzycki who has won this year’s MRC WIMM Public Engagement Prize. Tomasz, who is a DPhil student with Dr Rui Monteiro and Prof Roger Patient in the MRC Molecular Haematology Unit, has shown fantastic commitment to public engagement over the last year, taking part in a whole host of activities including the MRC Festival and events at the Museum of Natural History in Oxford. Most recently, he has turned rap-star ...

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Postdoctoral Scientist in Developmental and Stem Cell Biology - Ref 128592

Posted 19/04/2017

This position is being re-advertised, previous applicants need not apply. This is a unique opportunity for a driven, highly motivated and talented Postdoctoral Scientist to join the research group of Professor Catherine Porcher at the MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine (WIMM) to investigate the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying mesoderm specification. The position is available fixed-term for 3 years, funded by the British ...

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Brain Diaries

Multiple Sclerosis – Action and Reaction

Brain Diaries is an exhibition and series of events organised by the Oxford Museum of Natural History in partnership with Oxford Neuroscience. The aim is to show the public how the latest neuroscientific research is transforming what we understand about our brain – from birth to the end of life.  One of the labs taking part was the Lars Fugger lab, who research Multiple Sclerosis. In this WIMM blog post, Jessica Davies shares her experience taking part in this exciting public engagement event.

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