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in universities and hospitals, in our own units, centres and institutes in the UK,
and in our units in Africa.


New competition launched to celebrate the role of technology transfer professionals

27 February 2015

RCUK and PraxisUnico are working together to deliver a joint competition to reward and recognise knowledge exchange, technology transfer and commercialisation professionals who have excelled in enabling and facilitating the achievement of impact from the outcomes of research. 

PROUD study shows Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis is highly protective against HIV infection

24 February 2015

Researchers from the Medical Research Council Clinical Trials Unit and Public Health England have presented results at a conference in Seattle, Washington, indicating that pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is highly protective against HIV for gay and other men who have sex with men in England.

New Director for MRC Human Genetics Unit

23 February 2015

A new Director has been appointed to run the Medical Research Council Human Genetics Unit (MRC HGU) at the University of Edinburgh. Professor Wendy Bickmore FRSE FMedSci is currently Head of the Chromosomes and Gene Expression Section in the MRC HGU.

FUNDING: Science areas

Researchers can apply for MRC grant funding at any time.


UK-Vietnam Infectious Diseases Workshop: Expressions of interest

The UK Medical Research Council and the Vietnamese Ministry of Science and Technology will hold a joint call for research proposals in 2015, from 14 -16 April in Hanoi.

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