Genes in discovery, inheritance and health - bringing together fundamental science and innovative technologies to deepen our understanding of human health and disease
The Institute of Clinical Sciences (ICS) is one of five departments within the Faculty of Medicine. It includes the MRC Laboratory of Medical Sciences (LMS), a core-funded institute of the MRC whose principal investigators, postdocs and students work alongside ICS researchers and affiliated investigators from other departments and faculties. ICS scientists are grouped into three research divisions: Imaging Sciences, Molecular Sciences and Clinical Research.
The ICS’s focus is on fundamental research to explore the interface between genomics, physiology and epigenetics to gain a better understanding of metabolic diseases and how best to treat them, and to use mechanistic studies to evaluate the impact of environmental stresses on gene regulation, expression and inheritance. We run high quality research training programmes for both clinical and non-clinical scientists.
The MRC Laboratory of Medical Sciences (LMS) is a core-funded Institute of the MRC. It is a thriving biomedical research environment located within the heart of Hammersmith Hospital. Our researchers undertake high quality fundamental research which we seek to exploit for translational benefit through partnership with Imperial College London. The LMS also trains and mentors the next generation of clinical and non-clinical scientists and strives to enhance the public’s interest, understanding and trust in science.