The Wellcome Trust (UK)

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We are a global charitable foundation dedicated to achieving extraordinary improvements in human and animal health. We support the brightest minds in biomedical research and the medical humanities. Our breadth of support includes public engagement, education and the application of research to improve health.

Our five major challenges address some of the most pressing and fundamental problems that confront human and animal health: maximising the health benefits of genetics and genomics; understanding the brain; combating infectious disease; investigating development, ageing, and chronic disease; and connecting environment, nutrition, and health.

To tackle these challenges we provide support within the UK and abroad for biological, clinical and translational research, public engagement activities and an exploration of the historical, cultural and ethical issues.