MRC Human Reproductive Sciences Unit.
In October 2010, the Medical Research Council decided to uphold the recommendations of the MRC Population and Systems Medicine Board, Management Board and the review sub-committee for the Unit’s five-yearly review, to close the MRC Human Reproductive Sciences Unit.
The HRSU will close on 31st March 2011.
MRC Centre for Reproductive Health.
A new MRC Centre for Reproductive Health has been awarded to the University of Edinburgh to further research into conditions that affect reproductive ability and the health of men and women. The new £1 million centre grant is in addition to £12m of research programme grants recently awarded by the MRC to leading reproductive health scientists in Edinburgh.
The new Centre will bring together scientists who have outstanding strengths in reproductive biology, stem cells, inflammation, development, hormonal disease and imaging. There will be a strong focus on finding ways to translate discoveries for patient benefit.
Inaugural Director, Professor Philippa Saunders.
Full press release: http://www.mrc.ac.uk/Newspublications/News/MRC007575
New Centre web page: http://www.crh.ed.ac.uk