Biomedical Sciences

Our Research Centres

Our 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 Discovery Brain Sciences

CDBS conducts fundamental research to understand brain and body function and how disruption and dysregulation can lead to disease.

Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences

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

Simons Initiative for the Developing Brain

SIDB’s mission is to deliver an integrated and highly collaborative centre which will aim to discover biological mechanisms underlying autism and to use this information to deliver rational therapeutic interventions.

Simons Initiative for the Developing Brain

 

Affiliated Institutes and Centres with Biomedical Sciences

We contribute to interdisciplinary research with the following Institutes and Centres;

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

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

UK Dementia Research Institute - Edinburgh

The UK DRI at The University of Edinburgh will broaden out the traditional view of neurodegenerative disease as a disorder of misfolded proteins to encompass the multicellular environment surrounding degenerating neurons.

UK Dementia Research Institute - Edinburgh