Transfer to University of Cambridge
The Medical Research Council Biostatistics Unit in Cambridge is very pleased to announce that on the 1st December 2016 we transferred to the School of Clinical Medicine at the University of Cambridge, and are now an MRC University Unit.
The overall mission and goals of this pioneering research unit remain the same.
A new website will be coming soon.
What we do
Founded in 1913, we are one of the largest groups of biostatisticians in Europe and a major centre for training and knowledge transfer, with the mission 'to advance biomedical science and human health through the development, application and dissemination of statistical methods'.
We are part of the Cambridge Institute of Public Health.
Our researchers work across four major themes:
In an article published in Nature Microbiology today, Dr. Paul DW Kirk from MRC Biostatistics Unit, together with Drs. Maxime Huvet, Anat Melamed, Goedele N Maertens and Prof. Charles RM Bangham from Imperial College London, present research into how retroviruses function. Retroviruses, such as HIV-1 and HTLV-1, are responsible for several human diseases, and a […]
New findings in Drug and Alcohol Dependence about older age as a risk-factor for methadone-specific deaths in Scotland have been published by a team of specialists in biostatistics, pharmacy, and addictions who were led by Professor Sheila M. Bird of the Medical Research Council’s Biostatistics Unit (BSU). Professor Bird said: “We studied a cohort of […]
- MRC Biostatistics Unit transfers to University of Cambridge
The MRC Biostatistics Unit (BSU) is very pleased to announce that on the 1st December […]
- Researchers identify missing links that connect human DNA variation with disease
A team of Cambridge researchers, including Dr Chris Wallace and Dr Steven Hill from the […]
- A month in the life of a Statistician
The MRC Biostatistics Unit (BSU) continues to support the Nuffield Placement Scheme, and this year […]
- BBC News - Rise in anti-overdose naloxone kits to cut drug deaths
By Reevel Alderson BBC Scotland's social affairs correspondent, on 25th October 2016 Reported on BBC […]
- Randomized controlled pilot trial of naloxone-on-release to prevent post-prison opioid overdose deaths.
Parmar, MK., Strang, J., Choo, L., Meade, AM., Bird, SM.
Addiction [Epub ahead of print]. (24th October 2016)
- A joint modelling approach for multistate processes subject to resolution and under intermittent observations.
Yiu, S., Tom, B.
Stat Med [Epub ahead of print]. (17th October 2016)
- Imaging biomarker roadmap for cancer studies.
O'Connor, JP., et al.
Nat Rev Clin Oncol [Epub ahead of print]. (11th October 2016)
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