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Our overall aim within the bio-medical sphere in Cambridge is to pursue the highest quality basic biological and biomedical research and to connect this with the highest quality clinical science and epidemiological studies in order to translate our research into improved therapies, disease management, healthcare and preventive strategies at the population level. We remain committed to recruiting and supporting outstanding individual scientists working on important biological problems. To attract such individuals and allow them to realise their potential requires us to provide an optimal research infrastructure, which we have increasingly achieved through the establishment and development of cross-departmental interdisciplinary institutes. notably the Wellcome Trust/CRUK Gurdon Institute, the Wellcome Trust/MRC Stem Cell Institute (SCI), the Wellcome Trust/MRC Institute of Metabolic Science (IMS), the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research (CIMR), the Behavioural and Clinical Neurosciences Institute (BCNI), the CRUK Cancer Institute (CI) and the proposed Cambridge Institute of Therapeutic Immunology and Infectious Disease (CITIID).

A high priority for us is exploiting the extraordinary potential of the wider Cambridge environment, which includes the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute; the MRC Laboratory for Molecular Biology; the BBSRC's Babraham Institute, the European Bioinformatics Institute and the NIHR Comprehensive Biomedical Research Centre (BRC).

Research themes within the University of Cambridge:
Research themes of the School of Clinical Medicine 
Research themes of the School of the Biological Sciences