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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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WIMM researchers head to Royal Society Summer Science

WIMM researchers head to Royal Society Summer Science

Posted 04/07/2017

  Researchers from RDM kick off a week-long science extravaganza today at The Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition. The team will be exhibiting a unique blend of genetics and virtual reality on their stand, ‘DNA Origami: How do you fold a genome?’ The team are one of 22 exhibits at the festival – a celebration of science and innovation. They will be taking visitors through the intricate world of DNA folding, using virtual reality and ...

 

Prof Sir David Weatherall awarded highest title in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Prof Sir David Weatherall awarded highest title in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Posted 19/06/2017

We are delighted to announce that Prof Sir David Weatherall has been awarded a GBE, making him a Knight of the Grand Cross. This is the highest rank in the Order of the British Empire and the honour has only been bestowed 16 times since 2000. Prof Sir Weatherall was recognised for his services for medicine and it is wonderful that his pioneering work and commitment to molecular medicine have been recognised in this way. David Weatherall is a ...

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Vacancies

Institute Deputy Safety Officer ref: 130234

Posted 18/08/2017

Applications are invited for a highly motivated professional seeking to develop a career in Health and Safety in a medical research setting.  The Deputy Safety Officer will join a small team of core staff who look after the day-to-day management of the Institute. Working closely with the Institute’s Safety Officer you will have the personal drive and initiative to advise, manage and report on all aspects of health and safety for the Institute. ...

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WIMM Blog

Sensing viruses: shape matters

Viruses are basically packets of nucleic acid, DNA or it’s sister molecule RNA. Our cells have therefore evolved to recognise these molecules as a sign of virus infection. A recent study from Jan Rehwinkel’s lab in the MRC Human Immunology Unit has revealed a new way in which cells sense and respond to invading viruses. Layal Liverpool, a DPhil student in the Rehwinkel lab, who was involved in the work, explains more.


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