Biomedical Sciences

Our Research Centres

Our five Research Centres are tackling some of the major global health challenges facing our society and addressing fundamental questions about how we work to gain a better understanding of how we can treat disease and repair our bodies.

Centre for Cognitive and Neural Systems

CCNS conducts research on the neurobiology of both normal cognition and disorders of cognition, particularly Fragile-X and Alzheimer’s Disease, using state-of-the-art techniques.

Centre for Cognitive and Neural Systems

Centre for Integrative Physiology

We research fundamental physiological mechanisms and pathways, from single genes to complex behaviour, relevant to normal human function and how disruption of these mechanisms lead to disease.

Centre for Integrative Physiology

Centre for Neuroregeneration

The Centre seeks to understand the mechanisms of neural development, injury and repair.

Centre for Neuroregeneration

Division of Infection and Pathway Medicine

Our work integrates genomic science and systems biology with medicine and physical sciences, for understanding and innovating host-directed diagnosis and treatment of acquired diseases. We are committed to bringing these new approaches to the developing world.

Division of Infection and Pathway Medicine

Patrick Wild Centre

The Centre seeks to understand the neurological basis of, and to test new therapies for, autism, Fragile X Syndrome and intellectual disabilities.

Patrick Wild Centre

 

Affiliated Institutes with Biomedical Sciences

We contribute to interdisciplinary research with the following Institutes;

Edinburgh Infectious Diseases

Edinburgh Infectious Diseases is a network of Infectious Disease scientists in Edinburgh, working to maximise synergy within research, teaching and public engagement.

Edinburgh Infectious Diseases

Edinburgh Neuroscience

Edinburgh Neuroscience seeks to integrate basic and clinical research in order to drive the fundamental genetic, cellular, organ, systems and computational neuroscience underpinning pathogenesis into mechanistic understanding, future diagnostics and therapeutics of important diseases of the nervous system.

Edinburgh Neuroscience

 

Other affiliated Centres with Biomedical Sciences

We also contribute to interdisciplinary research with the following Centres;

Muir Maxwell Epilepsy Centre

The Muir Maxwell Epilepsy Centre aims to investigate the causes of childhood epilepsy and to develop new treatments and public health strategies.

Muir Maxwell Epilepsy Centre

Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutics

The major research interests of the Unit are of the cardiovascular system in cardiovascular disease, and clinical toxicology.

Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutics