We host five interdisciplinary research centres.
The scientific aim of the Centre for Cognitive and Neural Systems is to understand information processing by the central and peripheral nervous systems at several different levels of analysis - from cognitive psychology, through cognitive neuroscience and brain imaging, behavioural neuroscience and neuropharmacology, and extending to theoretical models of neuronal networks.
The Centre’s mission is to develop and promote international excellence in research and training in integrative physiology relevant to human and mammalian physiology, development and disease.
We aim to foster supportive, outward-looking and cohesive multi-disciplinary programmes of research into fundamental physiological mechanisms and pathways relevant to human function and disease.
The Centre for Neuroregeneration seeks to understand the mechanisms of neural development, injury and repair. The CNR promotes scientific research and education through seminars, recruitment, graduate training and public engagement.
The Division of Pathway Medicine’s central goal is to integrate post-genomic science with medicine in order to provide a better mechanism-based understanding of disease processes.
This will provide the basis for the development of new medical innovations for the diagnosis and treatment of human diseases, which the Division is committed to extending to the developing world.
Edinburgh Infectious Diseases encompasses all research areas connected with Infectious Diseases, carried out in a number of different Centres and Institutes each with a distinct focus. The focus of EID is on long-range and strategic issues affecting infectious disease research, promoting high-level collaboration and cohesion between basic, clinical and veterinary scientists, together with leaders in key disciplines such as genomics, genetics, immunology, cell biology and epidemiology.
The Patrick Wild Centre seeks to understand the neurological basis of, and to test new therapies for, autism, fragile X syndrome and intellectual disabilities by fostering collaborations between world class basic science and clinical research.
This article was published on Aug 28, 2012