49 Little France Crescent
Edinburgh EH16 4SB
Scotland / United Kingdom

Project Leader

Prof. Dr. Malcolm Macleod

The University of Edinburgh

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Project Staff

Dr. Emily Sena

Leader, WP 3

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Dr. Jing Liao

Junior researcher for dissemination

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Institute presentation

The University of Edinburgh is one of the world’s top universities, consistently ranked in the world top 50 and ranked 19th in the QS World University Rankings. Our entrepreneurial and cross-disciplinary culture attracts students and staff from 137 countries, creating a unique Edinburgh experience. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, 83 per cent of the University’s research activity was classified as world leading or internationally excellent and we were one of a select group of universities to achieve outstanding results when demonstrating the ongoing impact of research on communities, locally, EU-wide and internationally. The University of Edinburgh was ranked 4th overall, with Medicine and Biological Sciences both in the top 5, Neuroscience 3rd and Veterinary Medicine 1st. The three Colleges of the University of Edinburgh (Medicine & Veterinary Medicine, CMVM; Science & Engineering, CSE; Arts, Humanities & Social Science, CHSS) are together equipped to embrace a ‘one Biology, one Medicine’ philosophy; our approach ranges from molecules to man, from bench to bedside and from process to population. We have pursued a consistent strategy of interdisciplinarity and integration of basic, clinical and social sciences in our research centres, schools and institutes. To address big questions in biomedical research we embrace innovation and bring the power of physical sciences – for example chemistry, physics, informatics and engineering – to biomedical problems. To embed our research in the community we link biomedical researchers with social scientists in law, ethics, and governance, and work to a University-wide strategy for public engagement. To ensure our discoveries impact on health and wealth across the globe we foster an entrepreneurial culture, invest in teams with a blend of academic and commercial experience, and collaborate with partner institutions in every continent. We innovate in training and mentorship to attract, develop and retain the best international research staff who can deliver our ambitious goals. Medical research at the University of Edinburgh has impact in more than 100 countries and has benefitted millions of individuals, particularly in areas preventing childhood pneumonia, more effective cardiovascular and liver surgery, reducing blood transfusion, ovarian cryopreservation and stroke prevention and management.