An introduction to the MRC for the general public. April 2014.
The period covered by our previous Corporate Plan, 1996 to 1999, has brought extensive changes to the environment in which we operate and to the MRC itself.
In the future, we will continue to build on our strengths in scientific excellence to improve the health and wellbeing of society and to boost innovation and economic growth
Twentieth century biology focussed on the analysis of individual components of complex systems. Studies of individual genes represented major achievements and the cataloguing of all the genes (and all their proteins) in a number of organisms opened the way to a more global perspective on life processes.