University of Oxford

Molecular medicine: collaborative research and transfer of results


With the rise of the new sciences of molecular and cell biology, the rapid growth in biotechnology industry created difficulties for under-funded clinical departments. The Institute of Molecular Medicine looked at ways of integrating molecular and cell biology into clinical research. It has created an environment in which scientists interact with clinicians to apply the new methods of biology directly to medical research. It has rapidly established recognition as a world-class centre of excellence and has a profound influence in the development of molecular medicine internationally.