Welcome to the MRC Centre for Inflammation Research

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 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; Internationally outstanding researchers developing novel approaches of diagnosis, prevention and treatment

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

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Deanery of Clinical Sciences: Athena SWAN Bronze status

The CIR strives to promote a culture of respect and nurtures excellence, leadership and innovation and inclusion of people from all backgrounds

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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. Our College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine ranked outstanding in the recent UK REF2014 research assessment.

MRC-CIR Image of the Month

Graphic representation image, which combining scanning electron microscope, wide-field DIC and confocal images of a wounded skin in a zebrafish larva to illustrate how a tiny wound triggers an inflammatory response in fish. The neutrophils (red) are subsequently drawn to, and promote proliferation in, nearby pre-neoplastic cells (green). This demonstrates that wound inflammatory responses can exacerbate growth of pre-neoplastic cells, which could then progress to cancer. This is a cover image from the EBMO Journal, where the article was published by Dr Yi Feng of the MRC CIR and her collaborators from the UK and Denmark. The story is also commented on by EMBO research news, news & views and in Trends in immunology spotlight. Images by Nicole Antonio and Laura Ward, University of Bristol, collaborators and co-authors with Dr Yi Feng.

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This page was last modified on 25 November, 2015