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.
March 28th saw the annual WIMM Day at the Saïd Business School, Oxford. Presentations from all departments of the WIMM were made along with nearly 50 posters. Dr Stuart Orkin was the guest speaker of the day and presented the 3rd Weatherall Lecture with a seminar entitled 'Bringing genetics and epigenetics to fetal hemoglobin'. Professor Sir David Weatherall talked about '25 Years of the WIMM' and the Ita Askonas Medal for the best student ...
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Clinical Researcher E64: Salary in the range £31,301 to £39,693 p.a. This is a unique post created with support from the NIHR Rare Diseases Translational Research Collaboration to drive forward a new collaborative study to determine the phenotypic characteristics and natural history of the different clinical sub-types of inherited anaemia, particularly non-spherocytic haemolytic anaemia. This will include helping to develop a bio-bank based ...Further Vacancies