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Wellcome Trust Names 22 Recipients of its New, Senior Investigator Awards

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The Wellcome Trust today announced 22 recipients of its Investigator Awards in the UK — three New Investigators and 19 Senior Investigators, eight of whom are working together are part of joint awards.

According to the organization, the recipients' research foci explore "areas as diverse as statistical genetics, Down syndrome, bacterial 'nanomachines', diabetes, and tissue engineering."

Among the 22 newly named awardees are New Investigators Claudio Alonso at the University of Sussex, who is studying molecular regulation of Hox genes during animal development, and University of Oxford's Simon Myers, who is developing statistical and experimental approaches to understand the roles of recombination and migration in human biology and disease risk. Additionally, University College London's Elizabeth Fisher and Victor Tybulewicz at the MRC National Institute for Medical Research are jointly working to understand Down syndrome phenotypes through mouse genetics with their Senior Investigator awards.

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