The exponential increase in molecular data that can be generated should transform both the scope and power of epidemiological methods to improve understanding of human development and disease. We hope that with the MRC and University of Bristol support the IEU will play a part in this transformation.

Professor George Davey Smith, Professor of Clinical Epidemiology

The MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit (MRC IEU) exploits the latest advances in genetic and epigenetic technologies. We develop new analysis methods to improve understanding of how our family background, behaviours and genes work together. Using these to investigate how people develop and remain healthy or become ill.

What we do

The MRC IEU has an interlinked portfolio of research, led by Professor George Davey Smith, that consists of seven scientific programmes:


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