Welcome to the MRC Centre for Inflammation Research

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State of the Art Imaging

CIR Imaging Suite including confocal microscopy and flow cytometry services. State of the art clinical and small mammal molecular imaging: MRI, CT, PET.

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Training

Training clinical and non-clinical scientists in the molecular, cell and tissue biology of inflammatory and immune processes.

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MRC Centre for Inflammation Research

A multidisciplinary centre of excellence; researching inflammation in health and disease, in order to develop novel approaches toward diagnosis, prevention and treatment.

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Research

Three key thematic areas: Immune Modulation and Regulation of Inflammation; Tissue Remodelling and Regeneration; and Imaging Inflammation.

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Clinical & Basic Science Collaboration

Established in 1999 to bring together a critical mass of internationally outstanding researchers in inflammation harnessing the skills of 120 basic and clinical scientists.

CIR's Principal Investigators
State of the art imaging
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QMRI building
Cells
CIR collaboration and presentation

The University of Edinburgh / MRC Centre for Inflammation Research

The University of Edinburgh/ Medical Research Council (MRC) Centre for Inflammation Research (CIR) is a multidisciplinary centre in which clinical and non-clinical scientists prosecute internationally competitive research to identify targets and deliver translational benefits. Additionally, the Centre is a highly fertile environment for the training of scientific and medical graduates in inflammation biology.

Research in CIR is currently focused in three key thematic areas:

Inflammatory disorders are a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Moreover, chronic inflammation invariably leads to tissue and organ fibrosis with adverse functional consequences. There is a critical imperative to identify novel therapeutic targets in inflammation, new approaches to imaging inflammation and fibrosis and to move to translate these developments to clinical applications.

The Centre's mission is to promote the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of inflammatory diseases through interdisciplinary study of the initiation, regulation and resolution of inflammatory responses and provision of an outstanding environment for research training in the field.


 

This page was last modified on 13 November, 2013