Wellcome Genome Campus

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Wellcome Genome Campus
Hinxton hall.jpg
Established1993 (1993)[1]
Field of research
Staffc.1,400
AddressWellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, CB10 1SA
LocationHinxton, Cambridgeshire, UK
Affiliations
John Sulston
Websitewww.wellcomegenomecampus.org

The Wellcome Genome Campus is a scientific research campus built in the grounds of Hinxton Hall, Hinxton in Cambridgeshire, England.[2][3][4][5]

Campus[edit]

The Campus is home to some institutes and organisations in genomics and computational biology. The Campus is part of the Wellcome Trust, a global charitable foundation that exists to improve health, and houses the Wellcome Sanger Institute, the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI), the bioinformatics outstation of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), and a number of biotech companies whose UK offices are located in the BioData Innovation Centre acting as an incubator for businesses of all sizes.

Activities[edit]

At the Campus, genome and biodata research takes place. The Campus provides bioinformatics services and delivers training in genomics and biodata to scientists and clinicians.

History[edit]

The site hosted the Medical Research Council's Rosalind Franklin Center for Genomics Research[6] until its closure in 2005 and was the location where around one third of the human genome was sequenced.[7]

In addition to the research institutions, there are facilities on the Campus dedicated to training and conferences; these include the former Hinxton Hall buildings.[8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sanger Institute history". UK: Sanger Institute. Archived from the original on 7 April 2015. Retrieved 29 February 2016.
  2. ^ "Wellcome Genome Campus". UK: Wellcome Trust. Archived from the original on 18 May 2012.
  3. ^ Chiang, G. T.; Clapham, P.; Qi, G.; Sale, K.; Coates, G. (2011). "Implementing a genomic data management system using iRODS in the Wellcome Sanger Institute". BMC Bioinformatics. 12: 361. doi:10.1186/1471-2105-12-361. PMC 3228552. PMID 21906284.
  4. ^ Holroyd, N.; Sanchez-Flores, A. (2012). "Producing parasitic helminth reference and draft genomes at the Wellcome Sanger Institute". Parasite Immunology. 34 (2–3): 100–107. doi:10.1111/j.1365-3024.2011.01311.x. PMID 21707658.
  5. ^ "Wellcome Trust – Facilities Management". Archived from the original on 18 May 2012.
  6. ^ Weaver, T.; Maurer, J.; Hayashizaki, Y. (2004). "Opinion: Sharing genomes: An integrated approach to funding, managing and distributing genomic clone resources". Nature Reviews Genetics. 5 (11): 861–866. doi:10.1038/nrg1474. PMID 15520795.
  7. ^ "The Finished Human Genome – Wellcome to the Genomic Age – Wellcome Sanger Institute". Archived from the original on 18 May 2012.
  8. ^ Smith), js5 (James. "Wellcome Genome Campus Conference Centre – Home page". conferencecentre.wellcomegenomecampus.org. Retrieved 29 July 2016.
  9. ^ "Courses, Conferences and Public Engagement Director's Office | Sanger Institute". www.sanger.ac.uk. Retrieved 29 July 2016.

External links[edit]

Official website

Coordinates: 52°05′N 0°11′E / 52.083°N 0.183°E / 52.083; 0.183