Medical Research Council funded research


One of the major generous supporters of the Department's research is Medical Research Council (MRC). Many of our researchers and activities are, or have been, supported by the MRC. This on-going relationship is key to the Department's success. Below are podcasts from many of those researchers who have benefited from the support of the MRC. In 2013 the Medical Research Council celebrated its 100th Anniversary.


Infectious diseases in Indonesia by Professor Kevin Baird

Professor Kevin Baird from our EOCRU unit in Jakarta tells us about his research on infectious disease in Indonesia, particularly malaria from Plasmodium vivax


Hepatitis C vaccine by Professor Ellie Barnes

Professor Ellie Barnes talks about her research on Hepatitis C and her work on a T cell vaccine.


Malaria in Kenya by Professor Philip Bejon

Professor Philip Bejon tells us about his research in the epidemiology of malaria in Kenya


Understanding growth signals by Dr Alex Bullock

Dr Alex Bullock tells us about his research on growth and differentiation, and their link with rare metabolic diseases and cancer.


Outbreak, the clinical research response by Dr Gail Carson

Dr Gail Carson tells us about the clinical research response to outbreaks


Cancer immunology by Professor Vincenzo Cerundolo

Professor Vincenzo Cerundolo tells us how research in immunology leads to the development of new cancer treatments.


Repairing DNA damage by Dr Ross Chapman

Dr Ross Chapman tells us about his research on repairing DNA damage

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Cleaning up misfolded proteins by Dr John Christianson

Dr John Christianson tells us about his research on the clearing of non-functional and orphan translation products.


Modelling bacterial drug resistance by Professor Ben Cooper

Professor Ben Cooper from our MORU Thailand unit in Bankok tells us about his research on bacterial drug resistance

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Autoimmunity by Professor Richard Cornall 

Professor Richard Cornall  tells us about his research on autoimmunity.


Tracking infections by Professor Derrick Crook

Professor Derrick Crook tells us about his research on tracking infections


Infectious diseases in China by Professor Tao Dong

Professor Tao Dong tells us about her collaborations in China on infections such as HIV, flu and Hepatitis B.


How can we live with HIV by Professor Lucy Dorrell

Professor Lucy Dorrell tells us how our immune system controls HIV and how we can live with this virus.


Iron metabolism by Professor Hal Drakesmith

Professor Hal Drakesmith tells us how his work on iron availability can help us fight infections.

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Targeting epigenetics to treat cancer by Professor Panagis Filippakopoulos

Professor Panagis Filippakopoulos explains how we can target epigenetic mechanisms to treat cancer

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Can we eradicate HIV? by Professor John Frater

Professor John Frater talks about his research into finding a cure for HIV.

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Multiple sclerosis by Professor Lars Fugger

Professor Lars Fugger talks about his research on multiple sclerosis.


Targeting cancer mechanisms by Professor Robert Gilbert

Professor Robert Gilbert tells us about his research on the molecular mechanisms underlying pathology in humans, specifically cancer

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Viral vectored vaccine development by Professor Sarah Gilbert

Professor Sarah Gilbert talks about her work on viral vectored vaccines.


Genetics and diabetes by Professor Anna Gloyn

Professor Anna Gloyn talks about her research on the genetics of diabetes.


DNA replication and cancer by Professor Catherine Green

Professor Catherine Green, NDM Scientific Leadership Fellow, talks about her research on DNA replication and cancer

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HIV vaccine development by Professor Tom Hanke

Professor Tomas Hanke tells us about his research on HIV vaccine development.


Malaria Vaccines by Professor Adrian Hill

Professor Adrian Hill talks about recent developments of vaccines against malaria.


Emerging infectious diseases by Professor Peter Horby

Professor Peter Horby tells us about his research on emerging infectious diseases, particularly pandemic influenza, SARS and Ebola


Lymphatic system in immunity and cancer by Professor David Jackson

Professor David Jackson tells us about the role of the lymphatic system in immunity and cancer.


Cancer and protein crystallography by Professor Yvonne Jones

Professor Yvonne Jones talks about cell-cell communication and how this can help us develop new drugs.


Obesity and diabetes by Professor Fredrik Karpe

Professor Fredrik Karpe explores the links between obesity and diabetes.


Viruses, how to be the perfect host by Professor Paul Klenerman

Professor Paul Klenerman talks about our relationship with persistent viruses, such as Hepatitis C.


Genomics and Global Health by Professor Dominic Kwiatkowski

Professor Dominic Kwiatkowski talks about his work on global health, how genomics can help us fight infections.


Stem cells and cancer by Professor Simon Leedham

Professor Simon Leedham talks about his research on stem cells and cancer.

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Cancer and regenerative medicine by Professor Xin Lu

Professor Xin Lu talks about the links between cancer and regenerative medicine.


Chromatin remodelling by Professor Erika Mancini

Professor Erika Mancini explains the role of chromatin in the regulation of gene transcription.


Tuberculosis by Professor Helen McShane

Professor Helen McShane talks about her work on a new vaccine against tuberculosis.

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Diabetes and Genomics by Professor Mark McCarthy

Professor Mark McCarthy tells us how genomics helps us understand diabetes.


Atherosclerosis & immunity by Professor Chris O'Callaghan

Professor Chris O’Callaghan tells us about the role of our immune system in vascular disease.


Renal Disease by Professor Chris Pugh

Professor Chris Pugh tells us about the links between genetics, renal disease and oxygen sensing.


Respiratory Medicine by Professor Najib Rahman

Professor Najib Rahman talks about his research on respiratory medicine.


HIV and children in Africa by Professor Sarah Rowland-Jones

Professor Sarah Rowland-Jones tells us about her work on HIV with children in Africa.


Evolution and pathogenicity of viruses by Professor Peter Simmonds

Professor Peter Simmonds from our Experimental Medicine division tells us about his research on virus evolution and pathogenicity


Crohn's disease by Professor Alison Simmons

Professor Alison Simmons tells us about her work on Crohn's disease, an inflammatory bowel disease.


Structural biology and vaccines by Professor David Stuart

Professor David Stuart tells us how structural biology helps design new vaccines.


Cancer predisposition and evolution by Professor Ian Tomlinson

Professor Ian Tomlinson tells us about his research on genetics and cancer risks.


Big Data by Professor Christopher Yau

Professor Christopher Yau from the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics tells us about his work on Big Data.