Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics (WTCHG)

The WTCHG is a centre of interdisciplinary biomedical research at the heart of Oxford’s Old Road Campus, one of the largest concentrations of biomedical expertise in the world. It is a research institute of the Nuffield Department of Medicine at the University of Oxford, funded by the University, the Wellcome Trust and numerous other sponsors.

The Centre’s mission is to advance the understanding of genetically-related conditions through multi-disciplinary research and gain a clearer insight into the mechanisms of health and disease.

With over 400 active researchers, the Centre is an international leader in genetics, genomics and structural biology, collaborating with research teams across the world on several large-scale studies in these areas.

Currently 40 scientific research groups are working to understand the genetic foundations of human variation and disease. Looking across all three billion letters of the human genetic code, we aim to pinpoint variant spellings and discover how they increase or decrease an individual’s risk of falling ill.

Researchers at the WTCHG are exploring the genetic basis of many human diseases, such as Cardiovascular Disease, Inflammation and immunity, Psychiatric disorders, Type 2 Diabetes and Cancer.

Visit the WTCHG site here.

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