The Investigative Medicine Division aims to rapidly translate innovative science into patient benefit across a range of disease areas. From molecular biology and target discovery, through to interventional medicine and informing policy, we bring together researchers in a diverse range of specialties including acute stroke, dementia and immunology.
Specific research groups include:
The Acute Multidisciplinary Imaging and Interventional Centre (AMIIC), which aims to deliver cutting edge research that will improve the assessment and diagnosis of patients with acute coronary syndromes and stroke and facilitate the development of new treatments.
The Buchan Group's Laboratory of Cerebral Ischemia is a pre-clinical research group aiming to uncover mechanisms of cell death in stroke, and develop novel strategies to reduce this. Group members have also developed in-vitro models for neurological diseases, and work on neuroimmunology.
The MRC Human Immunology Unit (HIU) aims to understand how the human immune system works – from early life to old age – as knowledge of how the immune system responds to pathogens and cancer is critical to developing ways to prevent and treat infections, autoimmune diseases, cancer and allergy.
Professor Alison Simmons is the Head of Investigative Medicine.