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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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MRC WIMM students win RDM Graduate Prize

MRC WIMM students win RDM Graduate Prize

Posted 15/12/2017

  Many congratulations to Huw Colin-York, Quentin Ferry and Thomas Riffelmacher, who have won this year’s Radcliffe Department of Medicine (RDM) Graduate Prize! The prizes are awarded to current or recently graduated students of RDM supervisors on the basis of exceptional achievement in their research. All three students displayed research excellence during their DPhil studies and have helped to progress their respective fields.   Dr ...

 

Dr Robert Beagrie awarded prestigious Wellcome Trust Postdoctoral Fellowship

Dr Robert Beagrie awarded prestigious Wellcome Trust Postdoctoral Fellowship

Posted 07/12/2017

  Many congratulations to Dr Robert Beagrie, a postdoc in the research group of Prof Doug Higgs at the MRC Molecular Haematology Unit (Radcliffe Department of Medicine)! Robert was a awarded a prestigious Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowship, a four-year award that offers recently qualified postdoctoral researchers the opportunity to start independent research careers. Robert will be working with Prof Doug Higgs and Assoc. Prof. Merav ...

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Vacancies

WIMM Prize Studentships 2017

Posted 25/10/2017

The MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine (WIMM) has fully funded 4-year Prize PhD (DPhil) Studentships available to start in October 2018. These Studentships are open to outstanding students of any nationality who wish to train in experimental and/or computational biology. The Institute is a world leading molecular and cell biology centre that focuses on research with application to human disease. It includes the recently opened MRC ...

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Lights, camera, Immuno-action!

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We all know the classic plot line featured in countless spy and action movies. An intelligence team is defending a country against a foreign enemy or quelling an internal revolution. The team discovers that there is a traitor in their midst, trying to bring the team down from within – an individual who is not only hard to detect, but is also slowly converting others to their side. Only the protagonist can stop the bad guys. While we are familiar with this narrative on the silver screen, did you know that this could happen inside your body?

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