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Leeds Institute of Medical Research at St James's

Leeds Institute of Medical Research at St James's University Hospital

Based at St. James’s University Hospital in Leeds, the Leeds Institute of Medical Research (LIMR) investigates the causes and medical treatment of disease at the level of molecules, cells, patients and populations. Our medical 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 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 how this can benefit the health of patients. As well as our research, we are committed to excellence in student education. Our academics contribute to teaching on the University of Leeds MBChB programme (undergraduate medical degree), the postgraduate Molecular Medicine programme, also based at St James’s, and many other courses across the School of Medicine and the wider University.

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David Jayne
Staff | Institute Director
David is Professor of Surgery and Honorary Consultant Surgeon at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. His clinical interests include robotic and minimally invasive surgery for colorectal cancer and pelvic floor dysfunction.

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.