Improving the nation's health
Medical Research Scotland is one of the largest and most comprehensive independent research charities in Scotland. We aim to invest in the future of Scotland's biomedical research and help to maintain its well-deserved international reputation for pioneering medical research. We do this by supporting young scientists in the early stages of the establishment of careers in health-related fields. Unlike most medical research charities, our funding isn't restricted to any one disease or condition, we simply support high-quality research that aims, ultimately, to improve the understanding, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of all diseases and disease mechanisms.
Vacation Scholarships 2013
In response to the overwhelming demand for these awards from high-quality applicants and as a result of a generous donation from the Mann Foundation, 45 Undergraduate Vacation Scholarships were awarded for tenure during the summer vacation 2013. Download the full list of those accepted. They are distributed throughout Scotland's universities as follows: Aberdeen (9); Dundee (3); Edinburgh (8); Glasgow (19); Glasgow Caledonian (2); Heriot-Watt (1); St Andrews (2); Strathclyde (1)
PhD Studentship Awards 2012/13
The Trustees awarded six 4-year PhD Studentships to start in the autumn of 2013.
|University||Project Supervisor||Company||Project Title|
|Dr Berndt Mueller, School of Medical Sciences||
Dundee Cell Products
|A new approach for treating autism: controlling mRNA translation|
|Professor Emanuele Trucco, School of Computing||
Toshiba Medical Visualisation Systems Europe
|Whole body MRI clinical atheroma analysis|
|Dr Gillian Smith, Division of Cancer Research||
Dundee Cell Products
|Characterisation of novel therapeutic targets in ovarian cancer|
|Dr Colin Campbell, School of Chemistry||
AquaPharm Bio-Discovery Ltd
|Redox biology analysis of novel drug candidates|
|Dr Andrew Sutherland, School of Chemistry||
|Metal catalysed reactions for the preparation of molecular imaging agents|
|Professor Iain McInnes, Centre of Immunobiology||
Lamellar Biomedical Ltd
|Targeting microRNA-155 as a new treatment strategy for arthritis and pulmonary fibrosis|
PLEASE NOTE : Medical Research Scotland NO LONGER awards Research Project Grants.
Over 50 years of research funding
The diagram below provides a breakdown of the diseases which have benefited from the work we have supported, to the value of almost £35million, over the past 50 years.