We established The Institute of Genetic Medicine (IGM) in 2001.
Previously called the Institute of Human Genetics, we are one of seven research institutes within the Faculty of Medical Sciences.
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
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.
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.
Our work contributes to the consistent success of subjects such as:
- life sciences