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Opinion | 6 February 2020

Director's update: UK and EU leaders must now agree a strong deal for science by Jeremy Farrar

As the UK begins life after Brexit, Wellcome's Director Jeremy Farrar sets out what the transition period and beyond could mean for research.

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Opinion | 5 February 2020

Value people as well as papers to improve research culture by Christopher Jackson

As scientists, we try to make sure our research is rigorous so that we can avoid costly errors. We should take the same approach to tackle issues in research culture, says Professor Christopher Jackson.

A pharmacist talking and a researcher taking notes in a pharmacy in Bangalore, India.

Opinion | 5 February 2020

5 things we learned about changing behaviours for antibiotic stewardship by Sian Williams

What is needed to better harness the huge potential of behaviour change science for antibiotic stewardship?

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Opinion | 3 February 2020

How we're using Researchfish data to inform what we do by Chonnettia Jones

Last year, we asked grantholders to report on their research outputs using Researchfish. One year on, what have we learnt from the data and how are we planning to use it?

Six researchers have a discussion around a table

Opinion | 29 January 2020

What can funders do to encourage inclusive research leadership? by Jack Harrington

In the Humanities and Social Science team at Wellcome, we’ve been experimenting with some different approaches.

A patient with pills in her hand

Opinion | 28 January 2020

Race for new antibiotics: future success is hanging by a thread by Tim Jinks

Developing new antibiotics is one way of tackling the growing threat of drug-resistant infections. Tim Jinks explains why it's critical to step up investment in antibiotic development.

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Q&A | 21 January 2020

Why is it so hard to develop new antibiotics?

Discovering and then bringing new antibiotics to market is a tricky challenge – but one we need to solve if we want to be better protected against the growing threat of drug-resistant infections. Here’s why, and what has to happen to develop new medicines.

Blurred out researcher carries out experiment

Opinion | 15 January 2020

It's now beyond doubt: we need to reimagine the way research works by Beth Thompson

The findings of our survey of more than 4,000 researchers expose the stark pressures that many face. But together, we can learn from one another’s good practice and come up with new ways to improve research culture.

Two women at work in the Centre for Human Genetics

Opinion | 10 January 2020

3 things we’ve learned from the Wellcome Success Framework so far by Chonnettia Jones

Wellcome's Director of Insight and Analysis, Chonnettia Jones, discusses what we've learned from the Wellcome Success Framework.

Director of Innovations Katie Anastasi-Frankovics (left) and Finance Director Karen Chadwick (right)

News | 9 January 2020

Katie Anastasi-Frankovics is Wellcome's new Director of Innovations

We are making two new appointments to Wellcome’s Executive Leadership Team – Katie Anastasi-Frankovics is becoming Director of Innovations and Karen Chadwick is Finance Director.

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News | 28 December 2019

MBE for Nicola Perrin in Queen’s New Year Honours

Nicola Perrin, former Head of Policy at Wellcome, has been awarded an MBE for her work on championing the responsible use of patient data.

People sat at a table get vaccinated against Ebola as part of a community event.

Opinion | 18 December 2019

This is the decade we made one of the world’s deadliest diseases preventable and curable by Jeremy Farrar

The commitment to research during the last two Ebola outbreaks has changed the course of this disease. Jeremy Farrar reflects on what made this possible.