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Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine

Organisational unit: Research Institute

Contact information

Western General Hospital
Crewe Road
United Kingdom

Organisation profile


Website: http://www.igmm.ac.uk/


Director: Professor Margaret Frame 

The MRC Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine (IGMM) at The University of Edinburgh is an exciting development bringing together the MRC Human Genetics Unit, the Centre for Genomics and Experimental Medicine and the Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre.


This partnership constitutes one of the largest aggregates of human molecular genetics research capacity in the UK, and brings together over 500 research and support scientists in a single, scientific endeavour.


A principal aim of the Institute is to develop fully integrated, multi-disciplinary research programmes across the whole spectrum of basic, clinical and translational research. By providing access to a wide range of specialised facilities and services within a multi-disciplinary environment, IGMM supports and adds value to existing programmes of research.


The IGMM's priorities are basic through to clinical research across the major themes of:

  • Brain Biology and Disease
  • Cancer
  • Common Disease Genetics
  • Paediatrics
  • All underpinned by strong basic science

Research activities & awards

  1. Launch of short film: Diabetes and stem cells

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventPublic Engagement – Public lecture/debate/seminar

  2. Gwo-tzer Ho's research in Crohn's Colitis UK 'Power of Research'

    Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

  3. IGMM 'Science Insights' Work Experience Programme

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventPublic Engagement – Schools engagement

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