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MRC Toxicology Unit

Welcome to the MRC Toxicology Unit

The Medical Research Council (MRC) Toxicology Unit is a leading International Research Institute within the School of Biological Sciences, University of Cambridge. The Unit delivers mechanistic toxicology research, pursuing hypothesis-driven toxicological questions with a particular focus on the study of the causal links between exposure to endogenous and exogenous toxicants, molecular initiating events and adverse outcome pathways. The Unit's overall aims are to carry out pioneering research which leads to improved health and to train and mentor the next generation of toxicologists.

 

Professor Anne Willis is Director of the MRC Toxicology Unit.  Anne was appointed as a member of the European Molecular Biology Organisation in 2015, and in 2017 awarded an OBE for services to biomedical sciences and supporting the careers of women scientists.

 
Professor Anne Willis OBE

News

Welcome to Dr Mathew Van de Pette

18 September 2019

The Unit is delighted to announce that Dr Mathew Van de Pette has joined on 1st September as Programme Leader Track. Mat's programme is aimed at understanding the mechanisms by which environmental stressors induce changes to epigentic pathways in utero.

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Poster Prize - Marco Travaglio

22 May 2019

Marco, a PhD student in the group of Lia Panman, has won a prize for his poster about dopaminergic axon guidance at the DDSSCC meeting held in Crete (13th -15th of May). This prize allows him to attend another course or conference organized by CamBioscience for free.

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Professor Andy Smith gives Barnes Award Lecture at the BTS Annual Congress

29 April 2019

Professor Andy Smith, Head of the Integrative Toxicology Training Partnership (ITTP) at the MRC Toxicology Unit in Leicester, was nominated to deliver the 2019 Barnes Prize Lecture on 16 April at the British Toxicology Society (BTS) Annual Congress in Cambridge. The award was established in memory of Dr John Barnes, a...

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Catching lung cancer early using only a sample of blood

14 February 2019

In this video, a summary of Miguel’s group latest study, modelling pre-cancerous lung tumours in mice to determine if evidence of these early tumours could be detected in the blood

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Latest news

Welcome to Dr Mathew Van de Pette

18 September 2019

The Unit is delighted to announce that Dr Mathew Van de Pette has joined on 1st September as Programme Leader Track. Mat's programme is aimed at understanding the mechanisms by which environmental stressors induce changes to epigentic pathways in utero.