University of Sussex (Wolfson Centre for Biological Imaging)

University of Sussex (Wolfson Centre for Biological Imaging)

University of Sussex (Wolfson Centre for Biological Imaging)

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£1.5 million Biological Imaging Centre investment to drive vital cancer and neuroscience research

In 2015 the Wolfson Foundation awarded £1.5 million to the University of Sussex’s new Biological Imaging Centre, which will drive vital research into cancer and neuroscience. 

The Wolfson Centre for Biological Imaging will be part of the University’s new state-of-the-art Life Sciences building, scheduled to open in 2020. The University of Sussex is home to some of the UK’s leading Life Sciences researchers, who are at the forefront of cancer cell biology and neuroscience research. The £1.5 million from the Wolfson Foundation will be spent on building the Centre and equipping it with the very latest biotechnology equipment.

Chief Executive of the Wolfson Foundation, Paul Ramsbottom, said: “The Wolfson Foundation is a charity that funds excellence in research. The Centre will house sophisticated imaging equipment supporting research with direct application to a number of important medical areas, including cancer and neurological conditions. Ongoing advances in technology mean there could be no more important time to make this investment.

“We are delighted once again to be working with the University of Sussex and hope that this funding will create an outstanding Centre leading to important advances in understanding.”

Director of Development and Alumni Relations at the University of Sussex, Dr Marina Pedreira-Vilarino, said: “The Wolfson Centre for Biological Imaging will enable scientists to use the very latest, high-tech equipment to make discoveries which will help transform people’s lives.

“We are extremely grateful to The Wolfson Foundation for investing in this state-of-the-art Centre, which I’m certain will have a lasting legacy for years to come.”

The award builds on an earlier grant to the University in 2001, when the Foundation helped to create the University’s Genome Damage and Stability Centre which has become a world-leading centre for cancer cell biology research.