Sir James Mackenzie Institute for Early Diagnosis

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A world leading interdisciplinary research institute that will be open and inclusive, capitalising on the UK’s unique research strengths and data assets.


Established in 2019, the Sir James Mackenzie Institute for Early Diagnosis is an interdisciplinary research collaboration, capitalising on internationally respected basic and applied research in a range of disciplines.   It offers an inspiring and supportive environment committed to fostering ideas, sharing of knowledge and skills around earlier diagnosis of human disease.

The organisational structure of the Mackenzie Institute draws from existing expertise in early diagnosis that is distributed across disciplines, including Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geography & Sustainable Development, Mathematics & Statistics, Medicine and Physics & Astronomy.  The Institute has three research platforms each with its own management structure:

Health Data Research  

Digital Diagnostics and Emerging Technologies

Biophotonics in Early Diagnosis


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