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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.


SET for BRITAIN 2015 Silver Medal awarded in the House of Commons

SET for BRITAIN 2015 Silver Medal awarded in the House of Commons

Posted 17/03/2015

Kinda Al-Hourani, a final year DPhil student in Hal Drakesmith's lab in the MRC Human Immunology Unit, took a poster describing her project ("Activins and antiviral immunity") to the House of Commons a few days ago, to compete in the SET for BRITAIN 2015 Event.  Kinda presented her poster to a variety of scientists, Members and Lords / Ladies including Andrew Miller MP, Chair of the HoC Science and Technology Committee.  As a result, Kinda ...


Academy of Medical Sciences Starter Grant Awarded

Academy of Medical Sciences Starter Grant Awarded

Posted 17/02/2015

Noémi Roy was awarded an Academy of Medical Sciences Starter Grant for Clinical Lecturers.  These grants are aimed at supporting Clinical Lecturers in strengthening their research experience at post-doctoral level.  Noémi will be working in Veronica Buckle’s lab, studying the phenotype of a CDAN1 conditional knock-out mouse in the haematopoietic system.  CDAN1 is one of the genes known to cause Congenital Dyserythropoietic Anaemia. 

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Postdoctoral Research Assistant 117501

Posted 06/03/2015

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant position in a programme funded by the Wellcome Trust. We are seeking a team player to work between a number of related projects, within the group of Professor Terry Rabbitts, designed to study chromosomal translocation biology and isolate small molecule or antibody fragment inhibitors of cancer-specific chromosomal translocation products and antibodies targeting cancer associated ...

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Scientists, solar eclipses, and smartphones

‘Interdisciplinary collaboration’ is a phrase familiar to many scientists. It is tied into funding applications, policy decisions, and teaching. But sometimes, it is the wonder of science and science alone that brings people from all different walks of life together, and that’s what happened on Friday March 28th when, briefly, the moon eclipsed the sun and the earth was plunged into darkness. Here Kevin Clark explains how scientists from the WIMM were joined by members of the public to witness this remarkable event.

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