Wellcome Trust


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Wellcome Trust

Britain’s largest medical research charity/philanthropy, which was established in 1936 in the will of pharmaceutical tycoon, Sir Henry Wellcome.

Areas of current interest
Translational research in genetics and genomics, neuroscience, public health, developmental, ageing and chronic disease, environment, and nutrition.
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MEDICAL charity The Wellcome Trust has made a pounds 300million bid to turn the Millennium Dome into a research centre.
Officially called The Wellcome Trust Millennium Building, [1] the seed bank is part of the Royal Botanic Gardens of Kew of which the Wakehurst estate is an offshoot (handed over to the institution in 1965 by the then Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food which had leased it from the National Trust).
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The health-focused Wellcome Trust spend more than PS700million a year supporting biomedical research, the humanities and the social sciences.
THE Co-operative's 118 years of crop-growing came to an end yesterday with the sale of its farming business to the Wellcome Trust for PS249m.
16 May 2014 - UK property investment firm Quintain Estates & Development PLC (LON:QED) said today it had sold its 50% stake in the iQ student accommodation joint venture to its partner, Wellcome Trust for GBP106.4m (USD178.6m/EUR130.3m) in cash.
The study's lead author, Dr Ally Olotu, a Wellcome Trust PhD student at the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme and Oxford University said, "We need to consider whether relative efficacy or absolute number of cases averted is the more informative measure.
The university has secured funding from the Wellcome Trust's new Institutional Strategic Support Fund (ISSF) - a fund designed to support scientific research.
Department of Health and Human Services, and the Wellcome Trust, a global charity based in London, will announce a partnership with African researchers to conduct genetic and environmental studies in Africa of common, non-communicable disorders -- such as heart disease and cancer -- as well as communicable diseases, such as malaria.
Dr Peter Campbell, of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in Hinxton, Cambs, which led the study, said: "The knowledge we extract over the next few years will have major implications for treatment.