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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.

 

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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CDD-MRC Conference on “Genes vs Environment in Cancer”

24 September 2018

On the 17-19 September 2018 the 1st joint Cell Death & Differentiation and MRC Conference on “Genes vs Environment in Cancer Conference” was held at the Clare College in Cambridge, UK. The aim of this CDD-MRC Conference was to promote a multidisciplinary group, including luminary scientists, to discuss new ideas to...

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MRC Festival Zone ‘I'm a Scientist get me out of here'

23 July 2018

Two of our scientists, Liza Selly and Joaquin Zacarias Cabeza, recently took part in the MRC Festival Zone ‘I'm a Scientist get me out of here' event talking to school students from across the UK. Researchers put up a profile on the site, answer students’ questions about medical science, their research, their opinions and...

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MRC Toxicology Unit transfers to the University of Cambridge

1 March 2018

Professor Anne Willis OBE, Unit Director, is pleased to announce that the MRC Toxicology Unit has successfully transferred to the University of Cambridge as an MRC University Unit. The transfer took place on 1 March 2018. The Unit will still be known as the Medical Research Council Toxicology Unit and will still be based...

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Programme Leader Track: Epigenetics
Grade 9: £40,792 - £58,089
Closing Date: Monday 8th April 2019
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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

Dr Martin Johnson –Neuropathy Target Esterase

24 December 2018

The MRC Toxicology Unit is sad to note the decease of Dr Martin Johnson a retired long-standing member of the Unit and British Toxicology Society. Over many years Martin meticulously investigated the target of some organophosphorus insecticides that cause degeneration of axons in the spinal cord and peripheral nerves. This...