Clinical Sciences at the University of Edinburgh has an international reputation for research excellence and innovation.
Clinical Sciences is a Deanery within the Edinburgh Medical School, and is home to the British Heart Foundation Centre for Cardiovascular Science, the Medical Research Council (MRC) Centre for Inflammation Research, the MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine, the MRC Centre for Reproductive Health, the Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences and the Edinburgh Dental Institute.
Clinical Sciences boasts world-class research, state-of-the-art facilities, MRC-funded centres, all major imaging technologies and close collaboration with NHS hospitals, and provides clinical trials support and co-location of research centres to enable interdisciplinarity, as well as commercialisation training and opportunities.
Key areas of expertise
The MRC Centre for Reproductive Health brings together scientists with expertise in reproductive biology, stem cells, inflammation, development, hormonal disease and imaging to research conditions that affect the reproductive ability and the health of men and women.
The Centre for Inflammation Research promotes the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of inflammatory diseases through the interdisciplinary study of the initiation, regulation and resolution of inflammatory responses. Within a grouping of over 120 researchers, there is a strong clinical influence based around respiratory medicine, renal medicine and histopathology.
Clinical Brain Sciences
The Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences (CCBS) undertakes fundamental and clinical research into major neurological disorders. CCBS investigators from across groups, Schools and Colleges study the causes, consequences and treatment of major brain disorders, as well as playing a key role in translating research findings into benefits for patients.
The Centre for Cardiovascular Science is a world-leading centre of excellence that integrates discovery, translational and clinical cardiovascular research to transform the diagnosis, treatment and management of people with heart and circulatory diseases. The research centre receives major support from the Wellcome Trust, the British Heart Foundation, and the Medical Research Council.
The Centre for Regenerative Medicine brings together world-leading basic stem cell research with established clinical excellence to deliver a "bench-to-bedside" approach aimed at developing new treatments for major diseases including cancer, diabetes, degenerative diseases such as multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease, and liver failure.
Edinburgh Dental Institute provides academically rigorous programmes within its excellent clinical and teaching facilities. The Institute has strong cooperation and collaboration links between the University of Edinburgh, NHS Lothian, NHS Education for Scotland and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.