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Blueprint for a research facility with crowds of people walking around the buildings.

Opinion | 18 December 2019

How 'connectors' bridge the gap between research and the public by Carla Ross

A surprising range of organisations, from retailers to design agencies, can provide a bridge between the public and research. These ‘connectors’ play a key role in effective public engagement.

Liz Corbett and a colleague in the lab. Liz is head of the HIV/TB research group at the Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme.

News | 17 December 2019

Stellar science and research funded by another year of strong investment returns

Strong investment returns in 2019 meant Wellcome was able to spend over £1.1 billion on improving health for everyone.

Two farmers in Kenya looking at a mobile phone.

Opinion | 11 December 2019

Redefining public engagement with science by Carla Ross

Three ways that getting the public involved in research can help researchers solve challenges.

Schoolchildren in India show the comics they produced.

Explainer | 10 December 2019

How to write persuasively about drug-resistant infections

If you’re an advocate, policy maker or expert working on drug-resistant infections, you often need to write convincingly to make your audience understand and care about the issue. Here are some practical examples to help you do that.

People on a demo in America holding placards supporting science

Opinion | 4 December 2019

To secure investment, science must tell its story better by Ben Bleasdale

A new report from Demos reveals how the public talk about research online – and why the research community’s advocacy needs to catch up.

Illustration showing people climbing over screens with different health-related images

News | 3 December 2019

Mosaic to close after five years of award-winning long-form journalism

Mosaic, Wellcome's digital platform for long-form journalism, is closing on 10 December 2019.

Three meeting participants talking to each other

Opinion | 21 November 2019

How we're making our researcher meetings more inclusive by Charlie Gorham and Charlotte Hussey

A lack of diversity is a systemic problem in science and research, but small changes can add up to help create a better culture.

A group of people talking in a warehouse

Opinion | 15 November 2019

What is stopping health research reaching the people who need it most? by Pri Perera

People with fewer educational qualifications are just as interested in health research, even if they engage less with it, Wellcome Monitor finds. Could engagement practices themselves be a barrier to inclusive engagement?

A five week old boy gets the Ebola vaccine.

Opinion | 14 November 2019

Landmark moment in the fight against Ebola: what have we learnt? by Charlie Weller

The licensing of the first Ebola vaccine is a great achievement for the global healthcare community. What made it possible, and what lessons can we use to prevent and control future outbreaks?

A researcher and two nurses look at patient data.

Opinion | 13 November 2019

With better global data we can outsmart drug-resistant infections by Gemma Buckland Merrett

The impact of drug-resistant infections is much higher than previously thought, as shown in a new report from the Centers for Disease Control.

Illustration of goggles on a yellow and green background

Opinion | 12 November 2019

Does the way Wellcome makes funding decisions support the right research? by Jonathan Best

Research culture is often underpinned by the decisions that funders make and how they make them. But what is the best way to decide who to fund?