Wellcome Genome Campus

Wellcome Genome Campus
Established 1993 (1993)[1]
Field of research
Staff c.1,400
Address Hinxton Hall
Location Hinxton, Cambridgeshire, UK
John Sulston
Website sanger.ac.uk/about/campus

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 campus is owned by the Wellcome Trust, and its largest component is the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute (WTSI), which employs around 900 people. It also is the site of the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI), the bioinformatics outstation of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), which currently employs around 540 people.

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]


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  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. doi:10.1186/1471-2105-12-361. PMC 3228552Freely accessible. PMID 21906284.
  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. doi:10.1111/j.1365-3024.2011.01311.x. PMID 21707658.
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  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 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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