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Carol Morley awarded the prestigious Wellcome Trust Screenwriting Fellowship in partnership with BFI and FILM4 The fellowship, worth £30,000 , includes a curated journey into a world of scientific discovery. The award is designed to bring film and science closer together. 26 November 2015
Tibet's Secret Temple opens at Wellcome Collection Wellcome Collection’s major winter exhibition, ‘Tibet’s Secret Temple’, uncovers the mysteries of Tantric Buddhism and the rich history of its yogic and meditation practices. Taking inspiration from a series of intricate murals that adorn the walls of the Lukhang Temple in Lhasa, Tibet, the exhibition showcases over 120 outstanding objects from collections around the world that illuminate the secrets of the temple, once used exclusively by Tibet’s Dalai Lamas. 19 November 2015
New drug discovery projects funded in partnership with Japanese Global Health Fund Two new research projects aimed at finding new treatments for malaria and tuberculosis (TB) are to receive support from the Wellcome Trust, as part of a new funding partnership with the Tokyo-based Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (GHIT Fund).
5 November 2015
Rest Test to uncover the nation's resting habits The British public are being invited to share their experiences of rest as part of a national ‘Rest Test’, which launched on 3 November at 9pm on BBC Radio 4’s All in the Mind. 4 November 2015
Join us at the Association for Science Education (ASE) conference 2016 The Education and Learning team will be at the ASE conference in Birmingham discussing everything from practical science to how we can raise the professional status of teachers. 2 November 2015
Time for 'The Crunch' as the Wellcome Trust launches initiative to get the nation thinking about food and drink The future of food is one of the biggest challenges on our plate. Our relationship with food is changing, affecting our health and the world around us in new and uncertain ways. The Wellcome Trust is launching The Crunch, to encourage people in the UK to explore these changes and inspire us all to create a recipe for a happier, healthier future. 29 October 2015
Wellcome Trust aims to increase spend to 5 billion over next 5 years The Wellcome Trust aims to invest £5 billion over the next five years to improve health, as it launches a new strategic framework focussed on advancing the best ideas in science and research, seizing opportunities as they arise and taking advantage of our independence to drive reform. 21 October 2015
New prize competition seeks innovative ideas to advance open science The Open Science Prize invites applicants to develop new products or services that harness the power of “big data” to improve health. 20 October 2015
States of Mind: Ann Veronica Janssens at Wellcome Collection Wellcome Collection launches a year-long exploration into the experience of human consciousness with a new installation by Ann Veronica Janssens, opening tomorrow, 15 October 2015. The artist fills an entire gallery with an enveloping and brightly coloured mist in a work called yellowbluepink 15 October 2015
Rethinking Interdisciplinarity in The Hub at Wellcome Collection: New open access publication from Palgrave Macmillan Rethinking Interdisciplinarity across the Social Sciences and Neurosciences is a landmark open access publication from Palgrave Macmillan, co-authored by Felicity Callard (Durham University) and Des Fitzgerald (Cardiff University), that addresses key questions and challenges for those working across many and varied disciplines. 14 October 2015
Prepare to conduct flu trials in hospitals now, urge experts When the next influenza pandemic hits our shores, UK hospitals must be prepared to conduct trials into the effectiveness of available antiviral drugs, according to the conclusions of a leading panel ofexperts. 8 October 2015
Wellcome Trust reaction to Nobel Prize for Chemistry Wellcome Trust Director Jeremy Farrar and Deputy Chair Professor Dame Kay Davies comment on the news that the 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to Tomas Lindahl from the Francis Crick Institute. 7 October 2015
James Peto appointed Head of Public Programmes at Wellcome Collection James Peto has been appointed Head of Public Programmes at Wellcome Collection.  Peto has been at the museum since it opened in 2007, co-curating, amongst others, its first temporary exhibition, The Heart and, as Chief Curator, managing a team that has delivered critically acclaimed and increasingly popular shows exploring the connections between life, art and medicine. 05 October 2015
Wellcome Trust reaction to Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2015 Wellcome Trust Director Jeremy Farrar has issued the below statement in reaction today's announcement that the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded for groundbreaking work on parasitic diseases. 5 October 2015
Wellcome Book Prize 2016 announces new judges Acclaimed author, journalist and broadcaster, Baroness Joan Bakewell DBE, will chair an eminent panel of judges for the Wellcome Book Prize 2016, featuring leading figures from across the worlds of literature, academia, science and the media. 02 October 2015

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