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The Institute of Medical Sciences (IMS) is located on the Foresterhill Health Campus, which boasts one of the largest medical campuses in Europe, providing excellent opportunities for both discovery and translational biomedical research.
Our mission is to lead and support world-class research that enhances knowledge and improves health across the life course.
Research at the IMS
Research at the IMS is driven by more than 70 principal investigators (PIs), supported by state-of-the-art facilities and technology hubs for microscopy, histology, cell sorting, qPCR and omics facilities. Discovery and translational research is supported by grant funding from research councils (UKRI) and national and local charities.
Genes & Regulation
Chromosome & Cellular Dynamics
Cell & developmental Biology
Core services and Technology Hubs
Provides excellent next generation sequencing capabilities, support for microarray studies, bioinformatics and biostatistics expertise as well as facilities for single cell analysis.
Staff with decades of experience in high throughput protein separation, exploration and identification.
Excellent support for multi-parameter analyses of cellular systems, and bio-contained high-speed sorting of single cells and particles.
Provides expertise in histology, light, fluorescence, confocal, transmission and scanning electron microscopy.
Includes preclinical and clinical MRI, PET CT and in vivo imaging.
Novel mechanism with potential to boost checkpoint blocking cancer immunotherapies identified
What becomes of the broken hearted? 'Broken-heart syndrome' patients failed by current treatment
PFAS may increase the risk of disease in unborn children, new study suggests
Dr Fiona Murray awarded the 2023 British Pharmacology Society Australasian Visitor
A missing piece of the jigsaw in a rare life-threatening condition linked to vaccines
- Seminars and Events
Establishing The Role of Intra-Species Diversity and Antifungal Adaptation in Candida glabrata Pathogenesis
Careers and Employability Service
11 March 2024, 13:00- 14:00
Bioinformatics Training Course - Alignment and Variant Calling
20 March 2024, 09:00- 17:00
Measure once, cut twice: Regulation of meiotic recombination at different spatial scales
21 March 2024, 13:00- 14:00
Preventing & Managing Breast Cancer with Weight Control
25 March 2024, 12:30- 13:30