Human health is the focus of research at the IMS, beginning with analysis of the essential structure of the cell and the molecules that make it up. The origin of almost all disease lies at this core level - due to defects in genes, the proteins they encode or the other macromolecular bases of the cell. From this fundamental standpoint clinical research can advance to find the cure.
- Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Medicine
- Cell, Developmental and Cancer Biology
- Immunity, Infection and Inflammation
- Metabolic and Cardiovascular Health
- Translational Neuroscience
Overarching these Programmes are our Integrative Centres that offer the scientific approaches and techniques that can be applied to the research carried out within all Research Programmes:
- Aberdeen Biomedical Imaging Centre
- Centre for Genoma Enabled Biology and Medicine
- Kosterlitz Centre for Therpautics
- Systems Biology
- Facilities Centre
Several projects are highlighted as "flagship awards". These are multi-million pound projects that are part of the national or international collaborative networks of the highest quality research and include: Medical Research Council Centre for Medical Mycology; Wellcome Trust Strategic Award for Medical Mycology; STRIFE (Advanced ERC Grant) and CRISP.