About us

About us

At the Wellcome Genome Campus we undertake genome and biodata research. We provide bioinformatics resources for the global scientific community and we deliver vital training in genomics and biodata to scientists and clinicians. We are at the interface of research and industry, translating science into tangible societal benefits.

Wellcome Genome Campus view from the air

Future plans

We expect our Campus community to grow significantly over the next 15 years. Find out more about the planning and the development work happening right now to make this a reality.

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Sir Mike Stratton

Our understanding of the human genome is opening up unexplored areas of diseases research in cancer, infectious diseases such as malaria and TB, and common inherited diseases that affect us all such as diabetes and arthritis. These new avenues of research will inform and drive the treatments of tomorrow, changing the way we are all diagnosed and treated in the future.

Professor Sir Mike Stratton Director, Wellcome Sanger Institute Chief Executive, Wellcome Genome Campus

Theresa May and Sir Mike Stratton at the opening of the Bridge Ogilvie Building at the Wellcome Genome Campus, sequencing machines, Illumina facility


Together, the Campus community works to ensure collaboration along the entire discovery pipeline - from initial idea through to new product, tool, technology, advice, or policy.

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Francesca Gale, Connecting Science, Events for the Public

Our history

Our community is diverse and excellent; we have been at the forefront of genomics-based research and development since the early 1990s. Together, the Wellcome Sanger Institute and EMBL-EBI have pioneered an approach to open-access data sharing that is the foundation of future, accelerated scientific discovery.

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Sir Henry Wellcome, The Wellcome Trust Fund

The Wellcome connection

The Campus is part of Wellcome, a global charitable foundation that exists to improve health for everyone by helping great ideas to thrive.

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