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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.


WIMM raises £1,500 for local Air Ambulance

WIMM raises £1,500 for local Air Ambulance

Posted 22/01/2015

For the past 23 years, staff at the WIMM have run an annual fund-raising event in aid of a local charity, which includes the sale of homemade cakes, homegrown plants, and a quiz which has become infamous amongst staff. This year, the Thames Valley & Chiltern Air Ambulance was chosen as the recipient organisation, and events led by Joy Bull, Kathryn Robson and Beth Lang raised £1,504 for the charity. The Thames Valley & Chiltern Air ...


Fellow of the Society of Biology announced

Fellow of the Society of Biology announced

Posted 08/01/2015

Philip Simister, senior post-doctoral researcher and Chair of the WIMM Post-doc Association, has been elected as a Fellow of the Society of Biology (FSB) for an all-round contribution over the last decade to research, education, and public engagement in the biological sciences.

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Personnel Assistant 116762

Posted 14/01/2015

THIS IS A RE-ADVERTISEMENT. PREVIOUS APPLICANTS NEED NOT APPLY.We are looking for a proactive and committed individual to join our Personnel and Administration team, to predominantly support the recruitment and pre-employment process. Duties will include maintaining the CoreHR system throughout the recruitment process, generating documentation and arranging interviews, complying with employment legislation and University procedures ...

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How students see scientists (Part III)


In the third installment of our series of blogs by students who have undertaken work placements at the WIMM, here Jonathon Leung explains why he chose to come to the Institute as part of a unique undergraduate medical course at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. The programme, known as the Global Physician-Leadership Stream, encourages its students to travel abroad during their studies to experience research or clinical environments in other countries. Last year, Jonathon spent six weeks in Doug Higgs’ lab, and here he describes how his time at the WIMM has inspired him to pursue clinical research in the future.

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