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.

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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:

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Retroviruses integrate into a shared, non-palindromic DNA motif

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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 on older age as risk-factor for methadone-specific deaths

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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 []

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