Centre for Inflammation Research

News and events

Read the latest news & events from the Centre for Inflammation Research and access our news archive.

New Chancellor's Fellow joining CIR

portait of woman smiling with long brown hair wearing a blue top
Chloe Stanton is to join CIR to research age-related retinal degeneration as a new Chancellor's Fellow.

CMVM Inaugural lectures: Skin Showcase

three professors in academic robes stand around a pop up banner that says "inaugural lectures"
CIR's Richard Weller among three CMVM researchers to give inaugural lectures in the Skin showcase event

Liver study pinpoints cell that helps healing process

3D computer generated image of liver on blue background showing a network of connections in the liver
A type of cell responsible for repairing damaged liver tissue has been uncovered for the first time by CIR scientists.

Positive trial results for inflammation drug

two white men in suits stand on a staircase smiling at the camera
Biotechnology spinout company Kynos Therapeutics has announced positive results from its first in-human phase I trial of its lead drug candidate, KNS366

CIR researchers leading national centre to tackle rare lung diseases

graphic showing a pair of lungs
A £9.4 million collaborative research centre will accelerate improved tests, treatments and potentially cures for thousands of people living with rare respiratory diseases.

CIR colleagues elected to Royal Society of Edinburgh

David Dockrell, Hamish Simpson, Lorna Marson, Marc Vendrell and Neil Carragher from CIR have been named among 57 new Fellows to be elected to the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Spinout tech firm to focus on lung cancer

A computer generated image of a pair of lungs
Lung cancer could be spotted and treated more quickly thanks to a €12 million investment in cutting-edge technology that promises to diagnose and treat disease in minutes rather than weeks.

Edinburgh Molecular Mechanisms Cluster (EMMC) launches

A new centre will aim to identify thge molecular mechanisms linking genetics and disease.

Mini-MUSIC: A successful example of paediatric patient-informed translational research

The Mini-MUSIC research study into paediatric-onset IBD (PIBD) has received funding and approval to expand from Scotland to UK-wide.

u-CARE exhibit accepted to Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition

Scientist in lab coat using fibre optic laser technology
The u-CARE research group, which sits within the Centre for Inflammation Research, has been selected for a prestigious exhibition place at the Royal Society’s annual Summer Science Exhibition (SSE) in London.

IRR South building opened by The Princess Royal

Chancellor of the University of Edinburgh, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, has opened the Institute for Regeneration and Repair South building (IRR South).

Critical care trial hoping for first participant involvement this winter

TRAITS - Enabling Precision Medicine for Intensive Care | Treatable Traits | Clinical Trial | Biology
CIR researchers have opened the first precision medicine trial of critically ill patients in the UK and are hoping to now recruit its earliest participants.

£30M study paves the way for new treatments for people with cirrhosis

Professor Quentin Anstee in lab with scientists
The most extensive clinical study into liver cirrhosis ever conducted worldwide has been announced by Newcastle University, University of Edinburgh and leading research-driven global biopharmaceutical company, Boehringer Ingelheim.

Cancer Research UK funds search for pancreatic cancer test

3D scientific illustration of digestive system with the pancreas highlighted.
CIR scientists are to receive £97,289 from Cancer Research UK to search for a blood test to detect pancreatic cancer.

Local North Berwick fundraisers raise money for IBD research

IBD Fundraisers visit to QMRI - Gwo-tzer Ho and guests - Spring 2023
A North Berwick ceilidh group have raised over £2000 for Crohn's and colitis research.

“Big Data” liver disease database launched to improve outcomes for liver disease patients

A collaborative Scotland-wide project has compiled patient data from nearly 1000 patients with liver disease to create a secure, searchable, open resource.

Academic Promotions - Researcher Highlights

David Ferenbach, Mohini Gray, Prakash Ramachandran, Steve Jenkins, Sonja Vermeren, Calum Bain
Six members of staff at CIR were promoted in the most recent round of academic promotions.

More information for the public

Twitter (secured)