Edinburgh Reproductive Tissue Biobank


Partners of the Edinburgh Reproductive Tissue Biobank.

Working together with the Biobank

Obstetrics & Gynaecology Section, University of Edinburgh

Members of clinical staff in Obstetrics & Gynaecology (O&G) deliver clinical care in the Simpson Centre for Reproductive Health, Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.  The O&G Section delivers undergraduate medical student clinical training, and through its integration with the MRC Centre for Reproductive Health, it delivers both clinical and laboratory research, undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and research for improvements in clinical care.

MRC Centre for Reproductive Health

Medical Research Council (MRC) Centre for Reproductive Health was awarded to the University of Edinburgh and opened in 2011.

Its aims are to further research into conditions that affect reproductive ability and the health of male and female reproductive organs including infertility, endometriosis and premature birth.

The Centre will host these major groups as well as an innovative training programme for aspiring reproductive scientists.

View the MRC Centre for Reproductive Health website

The Queen’s Medical Research Institute (QMRI)

The Institute delivers “bench to bedside” research. It provides facilities for high quality interdisciplinary research in three centres in the key areas of:

  •     Cardiovascular Science
  •     Inflammation Research
  •     Reproductive Biology

The QMRI houses over 600 researchers and aims to tackle a wide range of diseases at the most fundamental cellular level. Facilities include MRI and various other modern imaging technologies and supporting infrastructure.

View The Queen's Medical Research Institute website