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
Hansong Ma is using flies to discover how the DNA is passed on in mitochondrial DNA diseases.
Andrew MacAskill is exploring how our brain decides good vs. bad in emotional responses.
Henrik Kløverpris is discovering why the gut barrier breaks down in HIV.
Zuzana Licenikova Horejsi is finding out which proteins interact to fix damaged DNA.
Katarzyna Modrzynska is identifying proteins that drive the early stages of malaria transmission.
Saravana Ramasamy is studying the effect on our bones of changes in blood supply as we age.
Tanmay Bharat is using hi-resolution 3D imaging to look at the biofilms that infectious bacteria form in our bodies.
Nick Casewell is developing a safe, universal anti-venom to target a deadly symptom of snakebite. Watch a film about his public engagement work on our YouTube channel.
Anna Kuppuswamy is uncovering the causes of post-stroke fatigue.
Ingrid Slade is looking at whether public health ethics that focus on populations or groups of people are a better fit for clinical genomic medicine, than ethics that focus on individuals and their families.
Credit for all images: Mitch Blunt for Wellcome, CC BY