Molecular Medicine Unit
The goal of The Unit is the elucidation of the genetic and developmental basis of congenital malformation, and to translate research into clinical application.
The Molecular Medicine Unit was formed in 1993. The MMU is one of four academic units within the 'Genes Development and Disease" theme. The Unit has a mix of staff, as of January 2011:
- 4 professors
- 2 senior lecturers
- 18 post doctoral fellows
- 3 clinical fellows
- 9 research assistants
- 7 Ph.D. students
the Unit has been involved in the identification of disease genes, but
there is an increasing emphasis on more functional approaches as the genes
responsible for particular human birth defects become known. Clinical links
remain exceptionally strong, especially with the clinical and
molecular genetics unit. This interdisciplinary research often involves
collaboration with other groups both in the UK and abroad.
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