National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR)


The National Institute for Medical Research was founded in 1914 in London, UK. It is the oldest and largest of the Medical Research Council's research units. The Institute is a dedicated research centre with programmes focusing on Genes and Cellular Controls, Infections and Immunity, Neurosciences and Structural Biology.

Keywords: Dale; Harington; Medawar; Burgen; Rees; Skehel; Mill Hill

Further Reading

Andrewes CH (1950) The NIMR. Nature 165: 744–746.

Bangham DR (1999) History of Biological Standardisation. London: Society for Endocrinology.

Harington CR (1949) The work of the NIMR. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B 136: 333–348.

Medawar P (1986) Memoir of a Thinking Radish. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

National Institute for Medical Research Website []

Tata JR (2000) History of developmental biology at NIMR. International Journal of Developmental Biology 44: 73–77.

Thomson AL (1973–1975) Half a Century of Medical Research (2 vols). London: Medical Research Council /Her Majesty's Stationery Office.

Work TS (1983) The National Institute for Medical Research. Biologist 30: 95–102.

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King, Rodney W(Apr 2001) National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR). In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0003417]