The Queen's Medical Research Institute
The opening of the Queen’s Medical Research Institute in July
2005 represented a major milestone in the history of scientific and
medical research in Edinburgh. The Institute carries out ground
–breaking research and tackles a wide range of diseases at the most
fundamental cellular level and provides facilities for high quality
interdisciplinary research in three key areas: Cardiovascular
Science, Inflammation Research, Reproductive Biology.
QMRI currently employs around 600 researchers
and aims to tackle a wide range of diseases at the most fundamental
cellular level and provides facilities for high quality research
into a greater understanding of common diseases. Facilities
include MRI and various other modern imaging technologies and
Cutting edge research has attracted scientists
from Europe and the US working in human cell related medicine.
Research is shared to develop the prevention, diagnosis and
treatment of conditions such as coronary heart disease, diabetes,
asthma, cancer and inflammation.
QMRI is located next to The University of
Edinburgh Medical School and the Royal Infirmary where many of its
leading scientists teach and act as consultants to the NHS
QMRI is preparing for its next expansion
project - the Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine
(SCRM). The new £60 million centre building will be a
keystone in the ‘Bio Quarter’ research park and will house around
180 scientists and provide incubator space for spin out companies.
The park is attractive to companies that want to develop their life
science capabilities using QMRI research as a catalyst for their