The Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine breaks the dichotomy of lab-based versus clinical research by embracing Experimental Medicine, an approach in which humans - and where appropriate translational models of research - will become the ultimate experimental subject. We design our research from a patient and care-centric perspective in order to maximize impact.
Our research is loosely organized into three themes but eschewing traditional hierarchal structures such as theme leads and chairs of departments. This strategic decision is aimed at breaking the traditional silos of university research units to foster new interactions and collaborations.
The Immunobiology and Microbes theme encompasses fundamental immunologists and microbiologists who are focused on understanding the role of the immune system in health and disease, with a particular focus on the complex interaction between the immune system and infections.Immunobiology and Microbes Research
WWIEM is internationally recognised for its research in Ophthalmology and Diabetic Vascular Disease. Currently, the Vision and Vascular Medicine Theme consists of 16 PI-led teams of lab-based and clinical scientists with research endeavours ranging from NIHR/commercial clinical trials, clinical phenotyping/diagnostics, cellular and molecular pathology, therapeutic target development and drug discovery.Vision and Vascular Medicine Research
The Respiratory Medicine theme includes clinical academics and lab-based scientists with a strong focus on translational respiratory research (asthma, COPD, cystic fibrosis, and acute respiratory distress syndrome) with programmes in investigator-led pre-clinical development and integrated collaboration in Phase I, Phase II and Phase III clinical trials.Respiratory Medicine Research