The Wellcome-MRC Institute of Metabolic Science-Metabolic Research Laboratories (IMS-MRL) and its embedded Medical Research Council (MRC) Metabolic Diseases Unit investigate the mechanisms through which metabolic health is maintained and how this is disturbed in disease. We seek to use that knowledge to aid better treatment and prevention of obesity, Type 2 diabetes and related endocrine and metabolic diseases.
IMS-MRL groups encompass skills in genetics, cell biology, cell signalling, neuroendocrinology, bioenergetics, human and animal physiology, experimental medicine and clinical trials.
Training graduate students for a scientific career is a priority at the IMS-MRL. We have a mixture of both basic science students and clinical trainees and aim to provide everyone with a supportive, stimulating research and learning environment.
The IMS-MRL is the base for the MRC Metabolic Diseases Unit which supports four programmes of research that aim to improve understanding of the mechanisms responsible for obesity and related metabolic diseases.
Together with a Wellcome Strategic Award, it also supports core scientific facilities that underpin basic and experimental science at the IMS-MRL.
We continue to follow Government and University of Cambridge guidelines for staying COVID-safe.
Equality, diversity, inclusion and wellbeing
We aspire to be a place where everyone feels welcome, included, safe and heard.
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Congratulations to Dr Clemence Blouet, who has been announced as the recipient of the 2024 Jens Sandahl Christiansen Award for Basic Science from the…
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