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Research and Innovation ideas to address COVID-19

Fri, 2020-04-03 02:00

MRC is funding new research projects as part of the UK Research and Innovation response to the current COVID-19 pandemic through the DHSC/UKRI COVID-19 Rapid Response Initiative.

Expressions of interest invited for virtual workshop on mouse genetics

Fri, 2020-04-03 02:00

Given the current requirements for social distancing as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, we are now exploring a virtual meeting / webinar on this date.

MRC Molecular Haematology Unit appoints new Director

Wed, 2020-04-01 02:00

The MRC is pleased to announce that Professor KJ Patel has been appointed as the new Director of the MRC Molecular Haematology Unit and the MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine at the University of Oxford.

COVID-19 vaccine & therapy research boosted by six new projects in rapid response

Mon, 2020-03-23 03:00

Six new studies into the novel coronavirus have been funded by the UK government, including testing a vaccine, developing therapies and improving understanding of how to treat COVID-19. 

UK launches whole genome sequence alliance to map spread of coronavirus

Mon, 2020-03-23 03:00

The Government and the UK’s Chief Scientific Adviser have today, Monday 23 March, backed the UK’s leading clinicians and scientists to map how COVID-19 spreads and behaves by using whole genome sequencing.

Coronavirus updates

Fri, 2020-03-20 03:00

For the latest Coronavirus news and statements from UKRI please visit the UKRI website here.

An update for MRC funded researchers regarding the coronavirus situation

Thu, 2020-03-19 03:00

MRC Executive Chair Professor Fiona Watt has written a message to the MRC research community about the impact of Coronavirus on MRC funded research.

Opening up cryoEM: The Rosalind Franklin Institute commits to fund a new detector for low energy cryoEM

Wed, 2020-03-11 13:00

The Rosalind Franklin Institute has committed to developing a multi-million pound technology which enables a more accessible form of electron cryo-microscopy.


Workshop on National Network for Mouse Genetics

Tue, 2020-03-10 03:00

The MRC will shortly be inviting expressions of interest to attend a community workshop to discuss its future investment in a national network of distributed research clusters for mouse genetics.

Discontinuation of MRC Skills Development Fellowships

Mon, 2020-02-24 19:51

Having considered the fellowships we offer, the Medical Research Council has made the decision to discontinue funding for Skills Development Fellowships and instead provide more funding for our other Fellowship schemes. 

Epidemic preparedness workshop explores key role of interdisciplinary research

Fri, 2020-02-21 03:00

Today the MRC, the Academy of Medical Sciences and the InterAcademy Partnership, publish the findings from a two-day meeting on epidemic preparedness held in October 2019.

UKRI launches consultation on Open Access policy

Thu, 2020-02-13 03:00

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has today launched a consultation as part of its Open Access Review. The consultation will inform the development of a new open access policy, aimed at ensuring that the published outputs of research are widely and freely accessible to all.

Changes to MRC Senior Fellowships

Wed, 2020-02-12 03:00

MRC’s mission is to improve human health through world-class medical research, from fundamental science to early clinical trials and preventive medicine. To achieve this, we are committed to attracting and developing outstanding researchers. Investing in people is one of the foundations of our 2019 strategic delivery plan.

New film helps early career researchers take steps toward research independence

Thu, 2020-02-06 03:00

The Medical Research Council’s (MRC) New Investigator Research Grant (NIRG) is a unique opportunity for talented early career researchers to get significant funding for their work.

Time to Talk: Young people bust mental health myths through art

Thu, 2020-02-06 03:00

Mental health myths are busted in the first National Gallery mental health awareness audio tour, sponsored by UKRI’s Medical Research Council.

New appointments to the MRC's Council

Wed, 2020-02-05 17:00

UK Research and Innovation has appointed two new members to the MRC’s Council – Dr Precious Lunga and Professor Kim Graham.

New Director for MRC Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology at UCL

Wed, 2020-02-05 03:00

The MRC is pleased to announce Professor Alison Lloyd as the new Director of the MRC Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology at UCL.

£20 million "rapid response" for novel coronavirus research

Tue, 2020-02-04 14:00

£20 million has been made available for novel coronavirus research via a rapid research call announced today by UKRI and DHSC via NIHR.

Largest analysis of UK health research funding published

Tue, 2020-01-28 12:04

A report published today delivers the most comprehensive analysis of UK health research funding ever compiled. Bringing together data from 146 charity, professional and public sector organisations, the UK Health Research Analysis 2018 found that in 2018 these funders contributed £4.8 billion to support research to improve human health.

Global Talent Visa: new visa scheme for international researchers to be led by UK Research and Innovation

Mon, 2020-01-27 12:00

As part of a package of announcements today, the government has announced changes to Tier 1 Visas for researchers.