Centre for Inflammation Research


A rapid interception experimental medicine programme for COVID-19 respiratory failure, spearheaded by the Centre for Inflammation Research in the Queen's Medical Research Institute at the Edinburgh BioQuarter.

What is COVID-19?

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COVID-19 is a disease caused by the newly emerged SARS-CoV-2 virus, commonly known as coronavirus.

Empowering development of treatments for COVID-19

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The QMRI COVID-related Research Hub is a rapid response to the COVID-19 pandemic, bringing together experimental medicine clinical studies, interdisciplinary research teams, industrial partners and academic collaborators to understand the mechanisms of disease and discover effective treatments.

The QCH network

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Find out about our key researchers and collaborators.