The School of Clinical Medicine is recognised as a leader in biomedical research, clinical education and healthcare innovation.
It is an integral part of the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, a world-leader in the development of new medicines and treatments, and at the forefront of stem cell research and the fight against cancer and infectious disease.
From the development of search engines and virtual assistants like Siri and Alexa, to text mining, educational technologies, and dementia research, applied research in language sciences has a growing impact on our everyday lives. Technological advances in brain imaging, and the rapid progress of research in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, make Language Sciences an exciting area for future research.
The Department of Clinical Biochemistry trains science and medical postgraduates. It conducts high-quality biomedical research in the fields of diabetes, obesity, related endocrine and metabolic disorders, and the molecular cell biology of membrane traffic pathways.
The Department of Medical Genetics adopts a broad approach to ‘Medical Genetics’, encouraging interests in genomics and the functional biology of genetic disease, as well as applying genetics to diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to disease.
The Department of Medicine provides high quality research, teaching and patient care. It is the largest department in the School of Clinical Medicine, and is comprised of 11 Divisions, each aligned to a clinical specialty within the NHS.
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology comprises a multidisciplinary team of researchers, technicians and clinicians. Our research helps identify key predictive features associated with human pregnancy and uses genomics to identify key regulatory genes involved in the development of blood vessels in tissues.
The Department of Surgery has a strong clinical research emphasis and our overall strategy is to improve the surgical management of disease through developments in both basic and translational research.
The University of Cambridge consists of over 100 departments, faculties, schools and institutes which house research and teaching communities. In addition, strategic research initiatives and networks build on areas of existing research strength by bringing together a critical mass of expertise from across the academic community.