Wellcome Genome Campus

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Wellcome Genome Campus
Hinxton hall.jpg
Established 1993 (1993)[1]
Field of research
Staff c.1,400
Address Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, CB10 1SA
Location Hinxton, Cambridgeshire, UK
John Sulston
Website www.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]


The Wellcome Genome Campus is home to some of the world's foremost institutes and organisations in genomics and computational biology, committed to solve some of humanity's greatest challenges. The Campus is part of Wellcome, a global charitable foundation that exists to improve health by helping great ideas to thrive housing the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute (WTSI), the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) the bioinformatics outstation of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), the Biodata Innovation Centre, Connecting Science,Genomics England. 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.


Genome and biodata research is in the focus, and bioinformatics resources for the global scientific community are provided. Scientists and clinicians working at the interface of research and industry are trained in genomics and biodata to help them translate science into tangible societal benefits. Covering a wide variety of products, tools, and technologies, the Wellcome Genome Campus supports global partnerships and projects in genomics and computational biology.


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]


  1. ^ "Sanger Institute history". Sanger Institute. UK: Archive.org. Archived from the original on April 7, 2015. Retrieved 29 February 2016. 
  2. ^ "Wellcome Genome Campus". UK: Wellcome Trust. Archived from the original on 2012-05-18. 
  3. ^ Chiang, G. T.; Clapham, P.; Qi, G.; Sale, K.; Coates, G. (2011). "Implementing a genomic data management system using iRODS in the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute". BMC Bioinformatics. 12: 361. PMC 3228552Freely accessible. PMID 21906284. doi:10.1186/1471-2105-12-361. 
  4. ^ Holroyd, N.; Sanchez-Flores, A. (2012). "Producing parasitic helminth reference and draft genomes at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute". Parasite Immunology. 34 (2–3): 100–107. PMID 21707658. doi:10.1111/j.1365-3024.2011.01311.x. 
  5. ^ "Wellcome Trust - Facilities Management". Archived from the original on 2012-05-18. 
  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. PMID 15520795. doi:10.1038/nrg1474. 
  7. ^ "The Finished Human Genome - Wellcome To The Genomic Age - Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute". Archived from the original on 2012-05-18. 
  8. ^ Smith), js5 (James. "Wellcome Genome Campus Conference Centre - Home page". conferencecentre.wellcomegenomecampus.org. Retrieved 2016-07-29. 
  9. ^ "Courses, Conferences and Public Engagement Director's Office | Sanger Institute". www.sanger.ac.uk. Retrieved 2016-07-29. 

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