Wellcome Genome Campus

An exciting international scientific community working at the forefront of life science research

The Wellcome Genome Campus is home to some of the world’s foremost Institutes and organisations in genomics and computational biology, committed to delivering life-changing science with the reach, scale and imagination to solve some of humanity’s greatest challenges.

Research scientists and computational scientists collaborate with others around the world to better understand the processes of life, seeking solutions to some of the most serious challenges in health and science, such as cancer and malaria, to name just a few.

The Campus has its roots in the Human Genome Project (1990-2003), which read and recorded the complete sequence of DNA in an individual for the first time, and transformed the way we study life. One-third of the original human genome was sequenced at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, with the data stored and shared through the European Molecular Biology Laboratory’s European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI). Countless new opportunities in research have opened up since then, and Wellcome Genome Campus scientists are at the centre of it all, pushing frontiers and sharing their knowledge openly.

Today the Campus is growing steadily, with a new BioData Innovation Centre opening to house businesses working on practical applications of genomics research. Several partner organisations moved to the Wellcome Genome Campus in 2016, including Genomics England, and its 100,000 Genomes project.

Find out more on the Wellcome Genome Campus website.

If you are new to genomics, visit yourgenome.org to learn the basics, watch interviews with Campus scientists about their work, and much more.

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