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
A patient-centric modelling framework captures recovery from SARS-CoV-2 infection
An international team of scientists has developed an online tool for predicting recovery from COVID-19, based on an array of complex biological signatures. Their approach could…
Robert Goudie promoted to MRC Investigator
We are really pleased to announce that Robert Goudie has been promoted to MRC Investigator at the MRC Biostatistics Unit (BSU). Robert joined the BSU in…
A day in the life of Abigail Burdon
What is your role at the BSU? I am a Research Associate working with Professor Thomas Jaki on design and analysis of adaptive randomised clinical trials.…
Researchers at the MRC Biostatistics Unit are actively engaged in the effort to understand and mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic.