College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine

Institutes and Centres

The College has five major research Institutes, each with more than 500 staff and postgraduates. Each Institute contains 3-5 interrelated Centres led by internationally renowned scientists.

The excellence of our Centres is evidenced by prestigious external funding awards including: 4 Medical Research Council (MRC) Centres, 2 British Heart Foundation (BHF) Centres, a Cancer Research UK (CRUK) Centre, an Asthma UK Centre (the Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research), a BBSRC Strategically funded institute (The Roslin Institute), an MRC University Unit (Human Genetics Unit) and a World Health Organisation (WHO) Collaborating Centre on Population Health Research and Training.

The Queen's Medical Research Institute

A world class clinical research facility, the Queen’s Medical Research Institute has four strategic Centres, addressing major disease challenges.

Medical Research Council Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine

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One of the largest centres worldwide for human genetics and human medicine, the Medical Research Council Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine at the University of Edinburgh has over 500 research and support scientists.

Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics

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Conducting transformative research that impacts upon healthcare, the Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics improves the health and well-being of patients, communities and populations locally and globally.

Edinburgh Neuroscience

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Integrating basic and clinical research, Edinburgh Neuroscience advances understanding, diagnostics and therapeutics of diseases of the nervous system.

The Roslin Institute

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Associated with the number one-ranked veterinary school in the UK in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, The Roslin Institute focuses on animal sciences and their application in veterinary and human medicine.

List of Research Institutes and Centres

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Our Research Centres are usually grouped within Institutes that bring together internationally outstanding, thematically linked research. In addition, we are proud to host several philanthropically funded centres that focus on specific disease areas.