College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine

Institutes and centres

The College is home to a number of institutes, focusing on specific areas of medical and veterinary research. Each institute is home to inter-related centres, led by internationally-renowned scientists.

The Queen's Medical Research Institute

A world class clinical research facility, the Queen’s Medical Research Institute (QMRI) is currently home to the Centre for Cardiovascular Science.

Institute of Genetics and Cancer

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One of the largest centres worldwide for human genetics and human medicine, the Institute of Genetics and Cancer has over 500 research and support scientists.

Usher Institute

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Conducting transformative research that impacts upon healthcare, the Usher Institute improves the health and wellbeing of patients, communities and populations locally and globally.

Edinburgh Neuroscience

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Integrating basic and clinical research, Edinburgh Neuroscience advances understanding, diagnostics and therapeutics of diseases of the nervous system.

The Roslin Institute

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The Roslin Institute focuses on animal sciences and their application in veterinary and human medicine.

Institute for Regeneration and Repair

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A world class research institute, the Institute for Regeneration and Repair is home to over 500 scientists and clinicians studying tissue regeneration and repair to advance human health.

UK Dementia Research Institute

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The UK Dementia Research Institute at The University of Edinburgh is one of seven centres across the UK, seeking to find new ways to diagnose and treat the condition.

List of research institutes and centres

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Our research centres are usually grouped within institutes that bring together internationally outstanding, thematically linked research. In addition, we are proud to host several philanthropically funded centres that focus on specific disease areas.