UKSPA Directory 2017 2017-18 - Page 260

260 England | Full Member UKSPA Directory 2017 Home to some of the world’s foremost institutes and organisations in genomics and computational biology Wellcome Genome Campus Locati on Hinxton Cambridge CB10 1SA Contact detai l s Campus Management Office T: 01223 496876 / 499942 E: info@wellcome The Wellcome Genome Campus is home to some of the world’s foremost Institutes and organisations in genomics and computational biology, committed to delivering life- changing science with the reach, scale, and imagination to solve some of humanity’s greatest challenges. The Campus has its roots in the Human Genome Project. Indeed one-third of the original human genome was sequenced at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, and the precious data shared through the European Molecular Biology Laboratory’s European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI). Our scientists and engineers are continually pushing frontiers and sharing their knowledge openl y. Over the next 25 years our vision is for the Campus to become the most important international hub for scientific, business, educational and cultural activities flowing from genome sciences and biodata. We will do this by building a community of aligned interests from relevant disciplines, forming a critical mass of expertise and experience that drives new developments and conceives new opportunities in genomics and biodata. Access to world-cl ass scientific facilities and talent The Institutes have both wet and dry laboratories with specialised research facilities. A dedicated high-throughput sequencing facility houses the Sanger Institute’s sequencing operation, as well as the core sequencing facilities for Genomics England’s 100,000 Genomes Project. There is a state-of-the-art data centre with more than 20 petabytes of storage capacity. The Campus is home to one of the largest collectives of computational scientists in the world, with the deep expertise needed to successfully tackle the challenges of big data experienced by the life sciences sector. BioData Innovation Centre at the he art of the Cambridge Cluster A newly-developed BioData Innovation Centre opened its doors to biotech businesses in July 2016. The Centre provides flexible space for innovative businesses that complement the unique research and science of the Campus. It offers office space in a range of unit sizes to suit individuals and early start-ups, through to larger, more established businesses, and is currently at 75% capacity with partner companies. Helping you grow your business We facilitate the path between fundamental research and innovation for the applied benefit of genomics world- wide. We support businesses, scientists and the NHS to help them grow and develop. This includes activities such as training, networking, mentoring, and peer-to-peer learning. The Campus already has a history of successful collaborations. The Institutes, together with pharmaceutical companies such as GSK and Biogen, are working to reduce the time it takes to develop new medicines. Open Targets is a unique partnership that brings to bear the most