Institute of Molecular & Experimental Medicine
Welcome to the home page of the Institute of Molecular and Experimental Medicine (IMEM), one of the 5 Research Institutes in Cardiff University's School of Medicine.
The Institute comprises mutually synergistic high quality research teams focussed on addressing overlapping issues in cardiorespiratory, metabolic and inflammatory disorders by means of state-of-the-art translational medicine studies underpinned by excellent basic science.
Led by Prof Colin Dayan, IMEM consists of 6 multidisciplinary research groups and 7 clinical academic departments. IMEM hosts more than 30 Principal Investigators, including 11 Professors and has more than 70 research students undertaking higher degrees.
IMEM hosts the academic clinical Departments of Cardiology, Respiratory Medicine, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Nephrology, Pharmacology, Child Health, Medical Biochemistry and Radiology who have responsibility for teaching and supporting clinical services in their specialist areas.
We currently have opportunities for PhD studentships for the projects listed below:
- Characterisation and function of extracellular microparticles produced by osteocytes
- The effect of inorganic nitrite/nitrate on generation of pro-thrombotic and pro-coagulant extracellular vesicle populations by vascular cells
- The Functions of Exosomal CD44
- Modulation of Neutrophil Signalling by new generation anti-inflammatory drugs
- Enhancing antigen specific regulatory T cell induction in Type 1 diabetes using transgenic reporter mouse models
“Immune fingerprints” discovery means new hope for infected patients
31st October 2013Research in peritoneal dialysis patients with acute infections demonstrates that the body's immune response indicates the type of infection and which antibiotics to use
MRC Award to Cardiff Nephrologist
25th October 2013Congratulations to Dr Soma Meran of the Institute of Molecular and Experimental Medicine on the award of a prestigious 5 year fellowship from the MRC worth £1.1m for research into …
International award for Cardiff fertility researcher - Cardiff University
21st October 2013Dr Michail Nomikos of the Institute of Molecular & Experimental Medicine has received the prestigious 2013 Investigator Achievement Award at the annual meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine …
Science Pub - strictly peer-reviewed - British Society for Immunology
Today, 17.00Round the pub table brainstorming get-together of local scientists and curious mindsVenue: The Heath Pub
IMEM monthly meetings
Cardiorespiratory and Matrix Biology6th January 2014, 13.00‑14.00Presentations by Cardiorespiratory and Matrix Biology research groups.Venue: University Dental Hospital
IMEM monthly meetings
Ionic Cell Signalling and Diabetes3rd February 2014, 13.00‑14.00Presentations from the Ionic Cell Signalling and Diabetes research groups.Venue: University Dental Hospital