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 Silver status

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

The Athena SWAN Award
Scientist training in lab
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Athena SWAN silver award logo

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
MAY 2016

PROTEUS’ Helen Szoor McElhinney explains why doctors in the Intensive Care Unit need more than a lung X-ray to better diagnose lung disease. The PROTEUS project will develop a medical device that will take photographs inside the lung helping doctors to identify bacteria within lung tissue. Identifying bacteria rapidly will allow doctors to provide correct medication to patients earlier in their care.

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This page was last modified on 12 April, 2016