Explore the MRC Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine (IGMM) on the Western General Campus of the University of Edinburgh virtually, through a selection of 15 videos. Visit our website to find out more the research we do.

Virtual Tours

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Find out more about why and how our genetics research institute formed in 2009, with our new institute building opening in 2016, that physically links our 3 research centres. 
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Take a virtual tour of our Zebrafish Facility  to find out how our researchers use microscopy in their work.
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Take a virtual tour of our Advanced Imaging Facility to find out how our researchers use microscopy in their work.
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Use of Animals

IGMM Research in Action: Tackling COVID

Explore how the IGMM is helping to tackle COVID-19 by creating a COVID-19 Testing Centre within our Institute & through research projects like CovidLife & Coronagenes.

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Setting up a COVID-19 testing facility

IGMM Research in Action: Cracking Cancer

Find out more about how, across our institute, we’re taking on the challenge of Cracking Cancer.

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Cancer drug screening – a step by step guide to the experimental process
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Shining a Light on Genetic Disorders: Bowel Cancer
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International efforts to improve brain cancer survival

IGMM Research in Action: Deciphering Genetic Disorders

Discover how our research is Deciphering Genetic Disorders – increasingly working with people living with genetic conditions to seek their insights & input.

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Shining a Light on Labrune Syndrome
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Shining a Light on Rare Genetic Conditions – PCD & ‘Annie’s syndrome’
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Looking for genetic causes of eye disease
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Faulty genetic switches leading to compromised vision