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Leeds Institute of Medical Research at St James's

Leeds Institute of Medical Research at St James's

At the Leeds Institute of Medical Research (LIMR) at St. James’s, we investigate the causes and treatment of disease at the level of molecules, cells, patients and populations. Our research interests include the genetics, genomics and cell biology of disease, haematology and immunology, cancer research (from basic biology through to clinical trials and outcomes research), gastroenterology, surgery and pathology and the use and integration of big data sets into these problems.

LIMR is the largest research institute in the School of Medicine. We have around 90 academic staff and approximately 400 research staff and research students. Most of our activity is undertaken at the St. James's University Hospital campus, with some staff based on the main University campus and at the Leeds General Infirmary.

LIMR brings together scientists and clinicians to focus on excellence in science and the translation of that science to the benefit of patients. As well as our research, we are committed to excellence in student education. Our academics contribute to teaching on the MBChB programme, the postgraduate Molecular Medicine programme based at St James’s and many other courses across the School of Medicine and the wider University.

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Pam Jones
Staff | Institute Director
"Rapidly changing healthcare needs drive our research into prevention, diagnosis, treatment and improved outcomes, and the training of our future doctors and scientists to be adaptive to new treatments, technologies and ways of delivering care"

Postgraduate research opportunities

The Institute encourages researchers to approach us with their ideas for research projects. If we have funded/non-funded research degree opportunities or scholarships available we will advertise them on the Faculty's postgraduate research opportunities directory.