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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.


Henry Wellcome Post-doctoral Fellowship awarded

Henry Wellcome Post-doctoral Fellowship awarded

Posted 29/04/2015

Dr James Felce, of the T-cell Biology Group and the HIU, has been awarded a Henry Wellcome Post-doctoral Fellowship by the Wellcome Trust. The fellowship is for 4 years and James will be working with Prof. Mike Dustin at the Kennedy Institute but also partly at the ETH Zurich. He will be studying the role of G protein-coupled receptors in the regulation of T-cell activation using a number of imaging and microfluidic techniques. James said, ...


RDM Image Competition 2015 success

RDM Image Competition 2015 success

Posted 17/04/2015

WIMM staff members Kevin Clark and Erdinc Sezgin have been awarded second place in the RDM Image Competition 2015 for their entries in the Non-Scientific and Scientific Image categories respectively. This fantastic achievement represents great skill in using photography and microscopy to illustrate scientific research. Erdinc SezginThe image shows the vesicles derived from cell membrane. These vesicles as called Giant Plasma Membrane Vesicles ...

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Postdoctoral Scientist in Developmental Hematopoiesis Ref:188288

Posted 05/05/2015

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Researcher in Developmental Hematopoiesis to join the research group of Dr Marella de Bruijn. The post is funded by the Medical Research Council and is fixed-term for 3 years. The project is part of a larger programme which aims to delineate the cellular roadmap and molecular mechanisms of blood stem cell emergence in ontogeny. The specific role will be to lead research into the gene regulatory ...

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What links Down Syndrome and childhood leukaemia?

In short: we don’t know – but scientists at the WIMM are hoping to find out. Just over a year ago, Professor Irene Roberts moved from the Hammersmith Hospital in London to the WIMM, where she is continuing her long-standing research into haematological disorders that affect newborn babies – particularly those with Down syndrome. In this blog, Dr. Barbara Xella talks to Irene about her work, and how she hopes it will help to improve diagnosis and treatment of these devastating childhood disorders.

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