The Future of the Institute
The Institute continues to develop new themes of research, maintaining its scientific excellence. Turnover of staff with retirements and moves to more senior appointments enables us to make exciting new appointments and to encourage the careers of younger medical scientists. We currently recruit new WIMM Fellows appointing promising new investigators in the field of Molecular Medicine. Translational medical research is increasingly recognised as important to the National Health Service and the Institute contributed to the successful Oxford bid to the National Institute of Health Research for a Biomedical Research Centre at the adjacent John Radcliffe Hospital. This partnership between the University and the NHS is very important to our future and will greatly facilitate the translation of Institute discoveries to meet clinical needs.
We have recently embarked on a major new initiative to introduce a state-of –the art imaging centre with the aim of using all types of microscopy (including super-resolution microscopy) to our research. The WIMM now houses a major new imaging centre which is fully integrated with other microscopy initiatives (Micron and NanO) in Oxford.