Institute of Genetics and Cancer
University of Edinburgh, Western General Hospital Campus, Crewe Rd South, Edinburgh, EH4 2XU
We love opening the doors of our institute to the public for special events. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency, we cannot bring visitors into our buildings this year so we welcome you inside virtually.
Our institute is the central hub of our 3 research centre buildings – the Cancer Research UK Edinburgh Centre, the MRC Human Genetics Unit (HGU) and the Centre for Genomic & Experimental Medicine (CGEM). Each research centre has its own unique history, but the powerful synergy emerging from their common research strengths led to the formation of the Institute in 2009.
Our institute’s story of biomedical research stretches back to the post-war period and works towards delivering better understanding of genetic diseases, including cancers, with quicker diagnosis, improved and tailored treatments – ensuring better health outcomes. The Institute of Genetics and Cancer brings together over 600 people, including ~200 PhD students, in a single, scientific endeavour, enabling exciting multi-disciplinary collaborations in biomedical research.
Find more on our 2021 Doors Open Days website where we will take you behind the scenes and show off some of our cool tools.