Statement in response to new funding for Diamond Light Source

The UK Department for Science, Innovation and Technology, together with Wellcome, have announced approval for funding to upgrade the UK’s national synchrotron, Diamond Light Source. Wellcome will contribute 14% of the overall £500m+ investment.

Cheryl Moore, Chief Research Programmes Officer at Wellcome, said: 

“Diamond Light Source is an example of how investment in critical research infrastructure leads to scientific innovation. Over the past two decades, it has enabled generations of researchers to explore scientific questions that push boundaries, collaborate across disciplines, develop new technologies and make new discoveries to advance health that could not have been pursued elsewhere.

“We are pleased to see the UK Government invest in this outstanding research facility, reaffirming the UK’s role as a world leader in science and technology.  Wellcome has been a proud supporter of Diamond Light Source since its formation and we’re delighted to continue this partnership, ensuring researchers have the resources needed to transform our understanding of life, health and wellbeing.” 

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