The Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Medicine Research Programme consists of a team of scientists and clinicians working together to seek a better understanding of bone, cartilage and muscle biology and physiology in health and disease. By combining basic molecular and cell biological research with patient studies, we seek to develop new or better ways of diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal disorders. Together with our collaborators (local, national and international) we work towards this goal using a strong multidisciplinary approach. We strive for excellence in our research and in the training and development of those who work in our Programme.

The Musculoskeletal Research Collaboration (University of Aberdeen and NHS Grampian researchers) is a European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) Centre of Excellence. EULAR represents the patient, health professional and scientific societies of rheumatology of all European nations. Its role is to stimulate, promote, and support the research, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of rheumatic diseases. This highly prestigious award is based on the impact factors of University of Aberdeen and NHS researchers’ publication output during 2005-2010, recognising their major research contribution to the musculoskeletal field and will run from 2010-2015.

We would like to acknowledge major current research funding from:

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Other research is funded by the European Calcified Tissue Society (ECTS), Friends of Anchor, National Osteoporosis Society, NHS Grampian Endowments, Paget's Association, Roemex Ltd, Saltire Energy, Tenovus Scotland and Warner Chilcott.