Institute of Genetic Medicine

About Us

About Us

We established The Institute of Genetic Medicine (IGM) in 2001.

We established The Institute of Genetic Medicine (IGM) in 2001. It was at that time called the Institute of Human Genetics. It is one of seven research institutes within the Faculty of Medical Sciences.

Previously called the Institute of Human Genetics, we are one of seven research institutes within the Faculty of Medical Sciences.

Our resources

We have more than 150 staff and postgraduate students. Together, with almost 150 Northern Genetics Service NHS staff, we occupy purpose-built accommodation.

This is within the International Centre for Life. These buildings also holds the:

  • Life Science visitor attraction
  • Biomedicine Centre
  • Newcastle Fertility Centre at Life 

Our research

Major investment has underpinned the rapid recent expansion of the IGM research portfolio.

This focuses on delivering high-quality outputs of major biological and clinical significance

There's an increasing emphasis on world-leading translational research. This is across seven research themes spanning clinical medicine. 

Facilities

The location of IGM provides an exciting research environment and state-of-the-art facilities.

Thanks to organisations such as the Wellcome Trust, our labs are well equipped for:

  • molecular genetic
  • cell biology
  • developmental biology research

including a major programme on stem cell biology. 

Learning

Our work contributes to the consistent success of subjects such as:

  • medicine
  • dentistry
  • life sciences

in the UK and international league tables.