Institutes and centres
The Deanery consists of two Institutes, each of which is home to a number of interdisciplinary research centres.
MRC Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine at the University of Edinburgh
MRC Human Genetics Unit
The MRC Human Genetics Unit is at the forefront of research into the genetic mechanisms underlying human disease and associated biology, and aims to translate this knowledge into patient benefit. The Unit has three key research themes:
Centre for Genomic and Experimental Medicine
The Centre for Genomic and Experimental Medicine (formerly the Molecular Medicine Centre) provides a first class research and training environment in clinically relevant molecular biology and genetics research. The Centre comprises three University Academic Research Sections and one NHS Service Section.
Rheumatology and Bone Disease
Clinical Genetics (NHS)
Cancer Research UK Edinburgh Centre
The Cancer Research UK Edinburgh Centre takes a comprehensive approach to cancer research, transcending laboratory-based and clinical disciplines.
We strive to carry out research of the highest quality into effective cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment, as well as the symptoms associated with cancer.
The Usher Institute comprises:
Centre for Population Health Sciences
The Centre for Population Health Sciences brings together researchers with expertise in epidemiology, statistics and modelling, sociology, social policy, psychology, economics, geography, health promotion, nursing and medicine. It draws on a long history of public health and general practice at the University of Edinburgh.
Centre for Medical Informatics
The Centre for Medical Informatics focuses on the interdisciplinary study of designing, developing and using information technology solutions in healthcare.
Centre for Global Health Research
Building on the success of the Global Health Research Group within the Centre for Population Health Sciences and links with the Global Health Academy, the Centre for Global Health Research takes a world-leading approach to measuring the global burden of disease, prioritising investments in global health, influencing governance structures and processes, and innovating for global health.
Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society
A multidisciplinary research centre that builds on the University of Edinburgh’s unique history of leadership in social studies of science and medicine to scrutinise the complex social, cultural and technological landscape that characterises contemporary biomedicine and health care.