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Coloured scanning electron micrograph of a human embryo at the eight-cell stage

Opinion | 25 July 2019

Initiative brings biologists together to crack the secrets of human development by Andrew Chisholm and Sheny Chen

The Human Developmental Biology Initiative is a £10 million project to provide insights into how humans develop – from one cell to billions of cells making up our tissues and organs.

Jim Smith, Wellcome's Director of Science

Opinion | 3 October 2018

Used effectively, your research can improve policy and practice

In this blog I’m focusing on using knowledge effectively, the third pillar of Wellcome’s Science strategy.

Azim Surani

News | 27 March 2018

Azim Surani wins Gairdner award for discovery of genomic imprinting

His pioneering contributions to the understanding of imprinting opened up the field of epigenetics. 

Man in car studying map.

News | 13 March 2018

Wellcome's goals: support global research to tackle global challenges

In March 2017, Wellcome announced five ambitious goals to support research globally. Today we look at what we have achieved so far and what we are working towards in 2018.

Steve Caddick, Wellcome's Director of Innovation

Opinion | 9 January 2018

Innovation for Impact strategy - how did year one go?

Steve Caddick, Wellcome's Director of Innovations, reflects on progress made in 2017 and looks forward to plans for 2018.

Wellcome's Director of Science Jim Smith

Opinion | 14 December 2017

From axolotls to zebrafish, discovery science is crucial

This is the first of a regular blog from Wellcome’s Science division. I hope to highlight some interesting research (not all necessarily funded by Wellcome), some research opportunities, and some policy matters that affect biomedical science.

Wellcome's director of science Jim Smith

News | 4 October 2017

Introducing our new science strategy

After almost a year as Director of Science, Jim Smith gives an update on our new approach to science funding: Improving health through the best research.

Light micrograph of normal female breast tissue showing aggregations of glandular lobules.

News | 14 September 2017

Branching patterns in tissue may be simpler than we thought

Wellcome researchers have discovered a set of simple rules which may explain how complex branching patterns in tissues such as the mammary glands develop.

Partial Wellcome logo

News | 9 May 2017

International Research Scholars announced

The first 41 early-career scientists to receive the International Research Scholars awards have been announced.