A month of #advancingideas

During November, we celebrated some of the scientists and other researchers we’ve funded in the past year, and the ideas they are pursuing to improve health.

Illustration of Alessio Lanna

Credit: Mitch Blunt for Wellcome, CC BY

Every day during November, we celebrated some of the scientists and other researchers we’ve funded in the past year. Alessio Lanna is targeting the protein that slows our immune system as we age.

At Wellcome, we believe that helping great ideas to thrive can improve health for everyone. That’s why advancing ideas is at the heart of our strategy.

We’re extremely proud of all the people we support. For this month, we mostly highlighted early-career researchers.

These 30 people represent thousands of researchers supported by Wellcome. Their ideas span many of the disciplines we fund, from molecular biology to making new medicines, from medical humanities to mental health.

You can see illustrations for everyone we featured on Twitter and our Facebook page. Everyone's idea is described in brief below, and you can follow the links to find out more.

Our featured researchers

Sir Henry Dale Fellowships

Illustration of Henrick Kloverpris
Henrick Kloverpris

Find out more about their work in our list of Sir Henry Dale Fellowships: people we've funded (2015 and 2016).

Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowships

Illustration of Keith Siew
Keith Siew

Find out more about their work in our list of Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowships: people we've funded (2015 and 2016).

Research Fellowships in Humanities and Social Science

Sophie Wickham
Sophie Wickham

Find out more about their work in our list of Research Fellowships in Humanities and Social Science: people we've funded (2015 and 2016).

Pathfinder Awards

Illustration of Cal MacLennan
Cal MacLennan

Find out more about their work in our list of Pathfinder Awards: projects we've funded (diagnostics, vaccine and therapeutics).

University Awards in Humanities and Social Science

Illustration of Stephen Mawdsley
Stephen Mawdsley

Find out more about his work in our list of University Awards in Humanities and Social Science: people we've funded (2016).

Research Awards for Health Professionals

Credit for all images: Mitch Blunt for Wellcome, CC BY