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MRC Human Genetics Unit
Founded 1967
Location Edinburgh, UK
Director Prof Nick Hastie FRS CBE

The Medical Research Council (UK) Human Genetics Unit is situated at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh. It is one of the largest MRC research establishments, housing over two hundred scientists, support staff, research fellows, PhD students, and visiting workers.



  • 1956 - 1969 Dr Michael Court Brown
  • 1969 - 1994 Professor John Evans
  • 1994 - Present Professor Nick Hastie


The Human Genetics Unit is divided into four sections. Three are research sections and the fourth provides administrative, computing and technical services for the Unit as a whole.

  • Chromosome and Gene Expression Section
    • Head: Professor Wendy Bickmore
  • Biomedical Systems Analysis Section
    • Head: Professor Richard Baldock
  • Administration, Computing and Technical Services
    • Head: Dr Kate Wilson

Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine (IGGM)

The Human Genetics Unit recently formed a partnership with two neighbouring research centres on the Western General Hospital campus, the Centre for Molecular Medicine (University of Edinburgh) and the Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre (Cancer Research UK), to form the Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine.

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