The Medical Research Council (MRC) Biostatistics Unit (BSU) is one of the largest groups of biostatisticians in Europe, and a major centre for research, training and knowledge transfer in biostatistics.
The Unit was founded in 1913 at the same time as the MRC. The BSU is internationally renowned for the strength of its research and its successful strategy of maintaining a unique balance between statistical innovation, dissemination and engagement with making impact in biomedical and public health issues. The BSU’s mission is to promote the development and application of innovative statistical methods in the health sciences for the improvement of health.
Our four main research themes range from basic science to population health
Congratulations to Chris Foley, Stephen Burgess, Paul Kirk and Amy Mason for their paper, ‘MR-Clust: clustering of genetic variants in Mendelian randomization with similar causal estimates’,…
The immune changes in COVID-19 across different severity groups is very complex. A group of scientists led by Prof Kenneth Smith, and including Dr Hélène Ruffieux…
Researchers at the MRC Biostatistics Unit are actively engaged in the effort to understand and mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic.