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:
Find out about the Mendelian Randomization research programme.
Pleiotropy Robust Mendelian Randomization
Find out about the Pleiotropy Robust Mendelian Randomization research programme.
Statistical Methods for Improving Causal Analyses
Find out about the Statistical Methods for Improving Causal Analyses research programme.
Data Mining Epidemiological Relationships
Find out about the Data Mining Epidemiological Relationships research programme.
Find out about the Epigenetic Epidemiology research programme.
Reproductive and Cardio-metabolic Health
Find out about the Reproductive and Cardio-metabolic Health research programme.
Causes, Consequences and Modification of Health Behaviours
Find out about the Causes, Consequences and Modification of Health Behaviours research programme.
Find out about the Immunopsychiatry research programme.