Medical Research Council (United Kingdom) - Institutes, Centres and Units

Institutes, Centres and Units

The MRC has 25 units and three institutes in the UK and one unit in each of The Gambia and Uganda. It also has 27 centres offering partnerships with UK universities to develop centres of scientific excellence. Three MRC-funded 'lifelong health' research centres were announced in 2008 as part of the Lifelong Health and Wellbeing programme - the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and the Economic and Social Research Council.

The following is a list of the MRC's current institutes, centres and units:

Birmingham

  • MRC/University of Birmingham Centre for Immune Regulation (based at the University of Birmingham)

Brighton

  • MRC/University of Sussex Centre in Genome Damage and Stability (based at the University of Sussex)

Bristol

  • MRC Centre for Causal Analyses in Translational Epidemiology (based at the University of Bristol)
  • MRC/University of Bristol Centre for Synaptic Plasticity (based at the University of Bristol)

Cardiff

  • MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics (based at Cardiff University)

Cambridge

  • MRC Biostatistics Unit
  • MRC Cancer Cell Unit
  • MRC Centre for Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Institute (BCNI) (based at the University of Cambridge)
  • MRC Centre for Nutritional Epidemiology in Cancer Prevention and Survival (CNC) (based at the University of Cambridge)
  • MRC Centre for Obesity and Related Metabolic Diseases (based at the University of Cambridge)
  • MRC Centre for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (based at the University of Cambridge)
  • MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit (CBSU)
  • MRC Epidemiology Unit
  • MRC Human Nutrition Research
  • MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB)
  • MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit

Dundee

  • MRC Protein Phosphorylation Unit (based at the University of Dundee)

Edinburgh

  • MRC Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology (based at the University of Edinburgh)
  • MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine (based at the University of Edinburgh)
  • MRC Centre for Reproductive Health, Edinburgh
  • MRC Human Genetics Unit
  • MRC Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy
  • MRC/University of Edinburgh Centre for Inflammation Research (based at the University of Edinburgh)

Entebbe

  • MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDS

Fajarra

  • MRC (UK) The Gambia

Glasgow

  • MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit (based at the University of Glasgow)
  • MRC Institute of Hearing Research (based at the University of Glasgow)
  • MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research (based at the University of Glasgow)

Harwell

  • MRC Mammalian Genetics Unit
  • Research Complex at Harwell (RCaH)

Leicester

  • MRC Toxicology Unit (based at the University of Leicester)

Liverpool

  • MRC Centre for Drug Safety Science (based at the University of Liverpool)

London

  • MRC Asthma UK Centre in Allergic Mechanisms of Asthma (based at King's College London)
  • MRC Cell Biology Unit (based at University College London)
  • MRC Centre of Epidemiology for Child Health (based at University College London)
  • MRC Centre for Developmental Neurobiology (based at King's College London)
  • MRC Centre for Neurodegeneration Research (based at King's College London)
  • MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases (based at University College London)
  • MRC Centre for Outbreak Analysis and Modelling (based at Imperial College London)
  • MRC Centre for Transplantation (based at King's College London)
  • MRC Clinical Sciences Centre (CSC) (based at Imperial College London)
  • MRC Clinical Trials Unit (CTU)
  • The Crucible Centre (based at University College London)
  • MRC General Practice Research Framework (GPRF)
  • MRC-HPA Centre for Environment and Health (jointly based at King's College London and Imperial College London)
  • MRC International Nutrition Group (based at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)
  • MRC National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) including the MRC Biomedical NMR Centre (planned to move to the new Francis Crick Institute in 2015, a partnership between the MRC, Cancer Research UK, Imperial College London, King's College London, the Wellcome Trust and University College London)
  • MRC Prion Unit (based at University College London)
  • MRC Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry (SGDP) Centre (based at King's College London)
  • MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing, home of the National Survey of Health & Development
  • MRC/University College London Centre for Medical Molecular Virology (based at University College London)

Newcastle

  • Centre for Brain Ageing and Vitality (based at Newcastle University)

Nottingham

  • MRC Institute of Hearing Research (based at the University of Nottingham)

Oxford

  • MRC Anatomical Neuropharmacology Unit
  • MRC/Cancer Research UK/BHF Clinical Trial Service Unit & Epidemiological Studies Unit (CTSU)
  • MRC/Cancer Research UK Gray Institute for Radiation Oncology and Biology (based at the University of Oxford)
  • MRC Centre for Genomics and Global Health
  • MRC Functional Genomics Unit (based at the University of Oxford)
  • MRC Human Immunology Unit (based at the University of Oxford)
  • MRC Molecular Haematology Unit

Sheffield

  • MRC Centre for Developmental and Biomedical Genetics (based at the University of Sheffield)

Southampton

  • MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit

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