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Signing ceremony

Signing ceremony

Partners: EMBL-EBI; Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

In 2012 the EMBL Director General Iain Mattaj, together with Mike Stratton, Director of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, and Janet Thornton, Director of EMBL-EBI, signed an agreement, formalizing the cooperation the institutes. Sanger and EMBL-EBI share the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus in Hinxton since 1996. This proximity fosters close collaborations and contributes to an international and vibrant campus environment. Formalizing these long-standing links heralds an exciting future of ongoing scientific collaboration and cooperation in areas such as services, research, training, technology, public engagement and campus activities.

WTSI is a charitably funded genomic research centre focused on understanding the role of genetics in health and disease seeking to uncover the basis of genetic and infectious disease. The aim is to provide results that can be translated into diagnostics, treatments or therapies that reduce global health burdens.