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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.