The University of Cambridge Metabolic Research Laboratories (MRL) brings together outstanding scientific and clinical researchers from 22 laboratories in an international centre of excellence for research into metabolic disease.
MRL scientists collaborate to improve understanding of the causes of diabetes, obesity and other related endocrine and metabolic disorders in order to help prevent their devastating effects.
The MRL is the base for the MRC Metabolic Diseases Unit (MDU), which was awarded as part of a strategic funding partnership between the Medical Research Council and the Wellcome Trust. The MDU provides core facilities that are vital to researchers across the institute, in addition to several unique programmes of research.
Research at the MRL
The MRL comprises approximately 180 scientists, organized into 23 research groups. Our groups encompass skills in genetics, cell biology, cell signalling, neuroendocrinology, bioenergetics, human and animal physiology, experimental medicine and clinical trials.
The MRC Metabolic Diseases Unit provides the core facilities that underpin basic science at the MRL. It also supports individual programmes of research that aim to improve understanding of the mechanisms responsible for obesity and related metabolic diseases.
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The MRL is recruiting a Head of Bioinformatics. More details
Also seeking expressions of interest for a new PI post in Human Physiology and Experimental Medicine. More details