Royal opening for new MRC Laboratory of Medical Sciences building

The MRC Laboratory of Medical Sciences has celebrated the opening of its new building at Hammersmith Campus with a visit from The Princess Royal.

Her Royal Highness officially opened the £120 million state-of-the-art MRC Laboratory of Medical Sciences (LMS) building at Imperial College London’s Hammersmith campus, touring the Institute’s state-of-the-art facilities and meeting its researchers, leadership and stakeholders.

The MRC LMS is hosted by Imperial College London and is one of only two Laboratories in the UK wholly funded by the UKRI Medical Research Council.

The institute’s new purpose-built home is a striking eight-storey building clad in anodised aluminium which houses 400 scientists working across themes including: genes and the environment; heart and metabolic disease; and sex-based differences in disease.

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