Where We Work:
A key component in ensuring the success of the Proteus collaboration was acquiring the IRC Hub, alongside access to meeting rooms and workshops. The Hub comprises an open plan office and four dedicated labs within the University of Edinburgh’s Queens Medical Research Institute (QMRI), located adjacent to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.
The Hub is the permanent home to all of our partner staff, made up of biologists, physicists, engineers, clinical research fellows, signal processors and chemists. The project manager, clinical trial manager and the engagement strategist are also based here. A novel strategy has also been to seat our legal and business development staff within the Hub allowing a deeper appreciation of translation/commercialisation, and also opening up the paths of communication.
The Hub provides a training base for PhD students who are learning the cross-disciplinary skills required to equip them to meet the challenges of bringing revolutionary advances in physical sciences into the UK healthcare system.
Our labs are dedicated to promoting integration of purpose, effective communication and the rapid transition of project development into the clinical setting. As such, you will find our cross-disciplinary scientists working side by side within this setting.
Weekly progress meetings and workshops have helped foster team bonding and promote interdisciplinary ethos. We have also held a bespoke facilitated workshop “Interdisciplinarity – What it means for Proteus” to engender a team spirit.