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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.

For information on the 2015 WIMM Prize Studentships, click here.

News

Oxford Single Cell Biology Consortium secures a substantial award

Oxford Single Cell Biology Consortium secures a substantial award

Posted 28/10/2014

As part of the MRC’s Clinical Research Capabilities and Technologies Initiative the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine (WIMM) has been award £4.9m to support the Oxford Single Cell Biology Consortium. The award will be used to develop three integrated centres for single cell biology in Oxford based at the WIMM, the Welcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics and the South Parks Road Campus (Biochemistry and the MRC Functional Genomics ...

 

Biochemical Society Grant for School Engagement Project

Biochemical Society Grant for School Engagement Project

Posted 21/10/2014

Caroline Scott, in Richard Gibbons' lab, has been awarded a grant by the Biochemical Society to run a workshop entitled ‘Cells: the LEGO of Life’ at North Leigh Primary School.  The aim of the event is to teach the students a few key simple concepts about cells, and to inspire them to think about science as a fun and exciting topic.  The funds will be used to purchase some basic lab equipment, including lab coats, goggles and pipettes, to ...

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Vacancies

WIMM Prize PhD Studentships 2015

Posted 04/01/2013

The MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine (WIMM) has fully funded 4-year Prize PhD (DPhil) Studentships available to start in October 2015. 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 43 research groups working on a range of fields ...

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A week in the WIMM: how students see scientists (Part II)

A week in the WIMM: how students see scientists (Part II)

Posted 30/10/2014

In the second of our series of blogs by students who spent a week of their summer holiday working with scientists in the WIMM, Olivia and Zoe Brandon from Seven Oaks School in Kent explain what they got up to in the lab, and how this has influenced their perception of scientific research. There’s a limit to how exciting a Biology textbook can be at 4 o’clock on a Monday afternoon. The wonders of quadrat sampling, the precautionary ...

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