Research

Research

SSIG LaboratoryThe research which has so far helped to save Scott’s eyesight is undertaken in the Saving Sight in Grampian laboratory at the Institute of Medical Sciences, situated at Foresterhill close to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. The Institute of Medical Sciences was set up by the University of Aberdeen in 1995 with the primary purpose of conducting medical research and investigating causes of disease. All aspects of research are carried out within the Institute where over 400 researchers work tirelessly in order to advance medical treatments. Exchanges of information between Departments in the Institute help to link together all research projects. The Saving Sight in Grampian Laboratory is purpose designed and Professor Forrester’s role covers not only eye research but immunology and infection. Strong research programmes investigating many diseases, particularly those which cause blindness are in progress and researchers come from many countries to work and train in this laboratory, bringing new information home to their own countries as far afield as China, Japan, Brazil, but also to set up new units in other Universities in Britain. The importance of the Institute of Medical Sciences and the seminal work it produces cannot be over-emphasised.


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