Institutes and Centres

The University of Edinburgh is home to a number of institutes and centres focusing on specific areas of genomics research, led by distinguished scientists.

The Centre’s research is broad and deep, addressing a diversity of scientific questions with wide ranging impacts for society, industry, the economy and our planet. It aims to build on existing strengths in Synthetic Biology, attracting new interdisciplinary collaborations and driving impact.

Institute of genetics and cancer

CGEM uses genomics to understand the mechanisms of disease and improve disease prediction, prevention and prognosis.

The Centre aims to integrate scientists whose research interests span across traditional biological disciplines.

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

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The Innogen Institute is a collaboration between the University of Edinburgh and The Open University that produces high quality research and supports the delivery of innovation that is profitable, safe and societally useful.

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.

Research in Cell Biology is directed towards an understanding of the molecular mechanisms that underpin genomic and cellular structure and function.

At the Institute of Evolutionary Biology we study evolution in the broadest possible sense, from virtually every angle and using a great range of organisms and techniques.

Institute of genetics and cancer

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.

Research in the Institute for Immunology and Infection encompasses immunology, parasite biology, parasite immunology and the RNA biology of infection.

The Institute of Molecular Plant Sciences currently consists of 11 research groups working in four overlapping areas of plant and fungal biology.

Our research aims to uncover fundamental mechanisms responsible for the stability, transmission and expression of genetic information in both prokaryotes and eukaryotes.

The MRC Human Genetics Unit discovers how changes in our DNA impact our lives, combining the latest computational and experimental technologies to investigate how our genomes work to control the function of molecules, cells and tissues.

A world class clinical research facility, the Institute comprises four strategic Centres, addressing major disease challenges.

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The Roslin Institute is a world-leading institute for animal genetics and genomics research, and veterinary and human medicine.

The Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology is one of fifteen UK-based Wellcome Trust funded Centres, three of which are in Scotland.

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.

The Usher Institute works with people, populations and their data to understand and advance the health of individuals and populations through innovative collaborations in a global community.