School of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences

Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences comprises three Interdisciplinary Research Centres - the Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, the Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre, and the Centre for Genomic and Experimental Medicine.

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In addition there are smaller Interdisciplinary Research Groups (IDGs) in Brain Imaging and the Disorders of the Ageing Brain and a nascent IDG in the Genetics of Complex Disease and Related Traits.

The School also hosts Edinburgh Clinical Trials Unit (ECTU) which recently was granted full registration with the UK Clinical Research Consortium and was awarded MRC clinical trials methodology hub status.

The campus houses one of only five Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facilities (WTCRF) in the United Kingdom. The WTCRF provides state-of-the-art facilities for investigators undertaking multi-disciplinary Clinical Research and include clinical, laboratory and specialised support.

The School attracts grants of approximately £46M, including a number of full programme grants.


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