Research centres and groups

Sir James MacKenzie Institute for Early Diagnosis

A world leading interdisciplinary research institute that will be open and inclusive, capitalising on the UK’s unique research strengths and data assets.

Sir James MacKenzie Institute website

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Institute of Behavioural and Neural Sciences

The Institute of Behavioural and Neural Sciences (IBANS) is an interdisciplinary community of researchers who study the behaviour of human beings and other animals from cellular, neural, cognitive and evolutionary perspectives. 

IBANS website

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The Bioinformatics Unit provides support to large sequence analysis and functional genomics projects. They work with researchers in running analysis and providing training as well as getting involved in grant applications and publication writing.

Bioinformatics website

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Centre for Higher Education Research

The St Andrews Centre for Higher Education Research aims to facilitate cross-departmental collaboration in higher education research. The Centre brings together staff interested in conducting evidence-based higher education research to inform local, national and international policy and practice, and to promote a reflective, analytical view of higher education activities.

Centre for Higher Education website

Centre of Biophotonics

The Centre for Biophotonics combines the skills of 25 principal investigators working across 4 of University of St Andrews' Schools.

Centre of Biophotonics website

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Biomedical Sciences Research Complex (BSRC)

Scientists associated with the 32 research groups that are affiliated with the Biomedical Sciences Research Complex perform highly innovative, multi-disciplinary research in 11 broad areas of biomedical research, employing state-of-the-art techniques to address key questions at the leading edge of the biomedical and biological sciences.

BSRC website