Tag Archives: Wellcome

Wellcome offers funding for new digital interventions to improve human health

LONDON, 12-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Spotting brain injuries from babies’ brainwaves, and predicting the best way to tailor stroke care to individual patients are two examples of how digital technology is transforming health. The projects are funded through our Innovator Awards. In … Read the full press release

Wellcome plans for a Berlin office to focus on tackling global health challenges

LONDON, 12-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Wellcome is planning to open a small office in Berlin so that we can work more closely with our international partners, tackling global health challenges such as epidemic preparedness and drug-resistant infections. The German capital … Read the full press release

Wellcome and WHO to bring together leading scientists and researchers to invigorate nutrition science

LONDON, 27-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Wellcome and the World Health Organization (WHO) are holding an expert meeting this autumn to bring together leading scientists and promising early-career researchers to invigorate nutrition science. ‘Transforming Nutrition Science for Better Health’ will be held … Read the full press release

Wellcome supports rapid response to the new Ebola outbreak in Congo with initial fund of up to £2 million

LONDON, 14-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Wellcome is making an initial fund of up to £2 million available to support a rapid response to the new Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The pledge comes after the DRC … Read the full press release

Fourteen public libraries across England, Scotland and Wales awarded £200,000

LONDON, 16-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Fourteen public libraries across England, Scotland and Wales have been awarded £200,000 to help their communities explore health and wellbeing. Greer Roberts, from Wellcome’s Public Engagement team, explains why we’re co-funding the projects. What is Engaging … Read the full press release

Wellcome provides £13 million to five science centres around the UK

LONDON, 04-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Wellcome is giving £13 million in funding to five science centres around the UK to encourage new and different ideas that will help to make science more accessible. The funding has been awarded through the Inspiring Science Fund. … Read the full press release

New Research Initiative To Find Ways to Improve UK Population Health

LONDON, 21-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — We’ve joined an alliance of research funders to support a new initiative in UK prevention research. A funding call will follow later in 2017. The UK Prevention Research Partnership (UKPRP), which includes some of the Research … Read the full press release

Five new informal science learning projects will receive funding by Wellcome, NSF and ESRC

LONDON, 05-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — With the US National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), we’re supporting five new informal science learning projects. The projects will help to increase understanding of how informal science learning activities affect children … Read the full press release

Wellcome funds four new research projects to address health and environmental issues

LONDON, 24-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Wellcome awarded four new research partnerships a total of £29m to tackle global environmental and health challenges. The scientists – from Australia, South America and the UK – are receiving the funding as part of Wellcome’s … Read the full press release

Wellcome part of collaboration that developed a miniature MRI scanner for babies

A miniature MRI scanner to improve diagnosis and treatment of brain damage in premature babies is being tested in Sheffield. LONDON, 24-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — One of only two in the world, the prototype scanner has been developed through a … Read the full press release

Wellcome commits $100m to the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovation

LONDON, 20-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Wellcome is committing $100m to a new partnership to create vaccines for epidemic diseases. CEPI – the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovation – launches on Thursday 19 January at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. … Read the full press release

Report: commitment to Ebola vaccine development must continue

LONDON, 20-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A panel of international experts has called for continued commitment to Ebola vaccine development to fully prepare for the next outbreak. The Ebola vaccine developed during the West African epidemic is the first to be shown … Read the full press release

Wellcome Trust: Professor Sir Peter Ratcliffe’s work acknowledged by Lasker Awards

LONDON, 15-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Professor Sir Peter Ratcliffe, a researcher at the University of Oxford, has been awarded the prestigious Lasker Basic Medical Research Award. The award recognises Professor Lasker’s work, funded through a Wellcome Senior Fellowship, into how human … Read the full press release