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