University of Oxford (Department of Biochemistry)

University of Oxford (Department of Biochemistry)

University of Oxford (Department of Biochemistry)

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In June 2005 the Foundation awarded £3 million toward a major new research building for Oxford's Department of Biochemistry. This elegant building, which opened in 2008, provides state-of-the-art facilities for diverse, high-quality research cutting across a number of disciplines. The Wolfson grant was specifically allocated to the Institute of Chromosome Biology and a separate award (of £1.5 million) supported the Structural Bio-Informatics Unit housed in the building.

The Head of Department, Professor Kim Nasmyth, was recruited from Austria partially with the help of a Wolfson Merit Award. "The new building", he writes, "is bringing together a community of scientists many of whom previously only met each other in seminars and meetings."

The project is an example of Wolfson funding in this area - the support of international quality scientific/ medical research through the provision of infrastructure.

Oxford's Department of Biochemistry (main)