College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine

Our research

Our College ‘One Medicine, One Health’ strategy is built upon integration of research from bench to bedside and from process to population.

We are the UK’s only unified College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine.  

Research programmes within the College explicitly link biomedicine and veterinary medicine, promoting the concept of "One Medicine". Our research approach ranges from molecules to man, from bench to bedside, from process to population - and 'from lab to labrador.'

The College has six major research institutes.  Each institute has over 500 members of staff and postgraduate research students.  They are:

  • The Queen’s Medical Research Institute
  • The MRC Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine
  • The Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics
  • Edinburgh Neuroscience
  • The Roslin Institute
  • Institute for Regeneration and Repair

Each of these institutes is home to a number of interrelated centres, led by internationally renowned scientists.

Institutes, Centres, Facilities and Cross-Campus Networks

Research support and commercialisation

We offer comprehensive support for our researchers and collaborators; in both research and commercialisation activities.

Research Support and Commercialisation

Nurturing talent

We are committed to recruiting and retaining the most talented early career researchers, and developing our culture of translation of research to maximise impact on health and wealth.

Career Development

Research facilities

Our research facilities enable cutting-edge research at the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine.

Edinburgh Drug Discovery

Edinburgh Drug Discovery researcher
Edinburgh Drug Discovery (EDD) brings together the major drug discovery research groups and laboratories at the University of Edinburgh. This combination of diverse research and clinical expertise, state-of-the-art facilities and access to clinical samples through association with the two major hospitals in Edinburgh creates a formidable drug discovery platform with an impressive track record in the field of drug discovery.

Research Excellence

Optima scientist
The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) results reaffirmed the College’s reputation as one of the world’s leading centres of medical and veterinary medical research.

Research Impact

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Medical and veterinary medical research at the University of Edinburgh has impact in more than 100 countries, including many developing countries.

Participate in research

Volunteer as a research participant
Volunteer as a Research participant, or become part of a Research group.

Research in a Nutshell

Chicken Behaviour and Welfare
Research in a Nutshell is an online collection of 1 minute videos introducing the University of Edinburgh's academic staff and their research.