The Institute of Medical Sciences (IMS) is the flagship research institution of the University of Aberdeen. With the focus to develop future effective therapies, the IMS is the largest research institute at the University of Aberdeen, with over 411 researchers and support staff, boasting one of the largest medical campuses in Europe. The IMS also houses the MRC Centre for Medical MycologyWellcome Trust Strategic Award in Medical Mycology and Fungal Immunology and the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) Centre of Excellence.

The Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health is a global leader in nutrition research and studies the relationship between the human diet and our health and wellbeing.  Its state-of-the art building at Foresterhill includes a clinical investigation unit, a metabolic research facility and a body composition suite, alongside extensive laboratories of the highest standard.

The Institute of Applied Health Sciences (IAHS) conducts population-based research into the need for, access to, evaluation of, and delivery of healthcare. Strong collaborations exist with other universities, research institutions, foundations and governments within the UK, Europe, America and more than 12 developing countries.

The School of Biological Sciences champions four main clusters that define our research- ecology, environment, evolution and physiology and operates from the greatest mountains to the deepest oceans and from high latitudes to the tropics. Our close proximity to the UK’s largest national parks also means that we use field teaching and research to complement our state of the art research laboratory  facilities. With 100 researchers in Aberdeen and our Cromarty field centre we are globally recognised through our partnership network.