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The MRC’s first decade of translational research funding has led to £1.1bn private-sector investment and new therapies for patients

12 Sep 2019

A new report has found that MRC funding schemes for translational research have boosted the UK’s life sciences industry since they were introduced in 2008. Over £530 million of new translational research funding since 2008 has led to MRC-linked spin-outs securing £1.1 billion in private sector investment and delivering health benefits, such as new gene therapies and medical devices.


Professor Patrick Chinnery appointed as MRC Clinical Director

26 Feb 2019

Professor Patrick Chinnery has been appointed as MRC Clinical Director. He joins the senior management team and will play a key role in developing, promoting and implementing MRC research programmes, working with national and international partners.


MRC scientist wins 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

3 Oct 2018

The MRC is delighted to congratulate Professor Sir Gregory Winter, a former deputy director of the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, on being awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry jointly with Frances H. Arnold and George P. Smith.

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Smarter trials speed up patients’ access to effective treatments

27 Sep 2018

Adaptive clinical trials are transforming the efficiency of drug development and the MRC has played a crucial role in implementing this innovative method into the UK clinical trials landscape. This trial methodology helps to deliver the right treatment to the right patient faster than ever before.


Queen's Birthday Honours 2018

11 Jun 2018

Dr Richard Henderson, Molecular Biologist and Biophysicist at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology was made a Companion of Honour in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to electron microscopy of biological molecules.