Research

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There are currently approximately 450 research and support staff in the WIMM. This includes about 50 group leaders, 130 post-docs, and 140 graduate students within 4400 sq. m of research space. The major sources of funding are the Medical Research Council (UK), the National Institute of Health Research (via the Oxford Biomedical Research Centre, BRC) and Medical Charities (e.g. Cancer Research UK, the Wellcome Trust and Bloodwise).

The WIMM is not a University Department but rather an Institute that accommodates principal investigators and their groups from various University Departments within the overall umbrella of the Division of Medical Sciences (University of Oxford). Our current areas of research include stem cell biology, haematopoiesis and haematology, cancer biology, infection and inflammation and the investigation of “orphan” diseases. Our research is supported by a state-of-the-art infrastructure including access to model organisms, imaging, cell sorting, genomics and bioinformatics.

tripleimage A full list of our research units and groups