Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences
Our research activities are based in the MRC Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine, the Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics, and the Division of Pathology.
Research and teaching
Find more details about our research and teaching, including postgraduate studying opportunities.
Institutes and centres
- Centre for Genomic and Experimental Medicine
- Cancer Research UK Edinburgh Centre
- MRC Human Genetics Unit
- Centre for Global Health Research
- Centre for Medical Informatics
- Centre for Population Health Sciences
Clinical Trials Unit
The Edinburgh Clinical Trials Unit (ECTU) sits within the Usher Institute. It acts as a centre-point for the clinical trial activity undertaken across the University and NHS Lothian.
It provides support for designing, running and reporting clinical trials and health service research studies, hosts a methodological research team and supports research capacity building across Lothian. ECTU is closely affiliated with the Lothian Research Safe Haven and provides data linkages services across the University. ECTU achieved full registration status with the UK Clinical Research Collaboration in 2007 and works under a quality framework in accordance with ICH GCP.