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Cambridge Institute for Medical Research

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Our strategy

We aim to create an inspiring environment in which outstanding scientists can excel. By providing state-of-the-art core facilities and support for our researchers, we foster new collaborations that spark discoveries about fundamental cellular processes and their relevance in disease.

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Research advances

In Cell Reports, Mike Weekes has collaborated with Georg Borner (MPI Biochemistry) to use dynamic organellar mapping to uncover the spatial proteome of >8,000 proteins in mouse primary neurons, demonstrating the application of this approach in specific cells and tissues.

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Research outreach

Lucy Raymond discusses her new children's book, Avery, written for patients participating in IMAGINE ID and their families.

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Lister Prize Fellow

Many congratulations to James Nathan, who has been awarded a Lister Research Prize Fellowship for his studies on the interplay between metabolism and oxygen-sensing enzymes.

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Ryman Prize 2017

Peter St George-Hyslop has been awarded the Ryman Prize 2017 for his research on neurodegeneration.

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Spotlight on Future Therapeutics

Gillian Griffiths and colleagues discuss new insights being gained into the awakening of our immune system self-defence force.

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A unique partnership between basic and clinical research, aiming to understand the cellular basis of disease

New publications


Weekes lab (Cell Rep. 2017)

Dynamic organellar maps in primary neurons.


Ron lab (Mol. Biol. Cell 2017)

IRE1a sensing of membrane aberrancy.


Lehner lab (Nature 2017)

Control of anti-tumour immunity.


Weekes lab (Cell Rep. 2017)

Temporal proteomics of EBV replication.


Read and Deane labs (Nature Comm. 2017)

Structural insights into Hunter syndrome.


Lehner lab (Nature Genetics 2017)

MORC2 in epigenetic silencing by HUSH complex.


Buss lab (Cell Rep. 2017)

MYO6 organization of signalling endosomes.


Rubinsztein lab (Nature 2017)

PolyQ protein control of autophagy.