The new Centre (located in the Henry Wellcome building
of Gene Function designed by RMJM Architects) will
also provide excellent training
opportunities for young scientists, both in interdisciplinary
skills and in the cutting edge techniques and technologies
which are in high demand in the pharmaceutical and
Oxford Centre for Gene Function
received a Mention at the 2005 Civic Trust Awards.
grant of £10 million was awarded from the Joint
Infrastructure Fund (established by the government and
the Wellcome Trust) to Professors Frances Ashcroft,
Peter Donnelly and Kay Davies to establish the OCGF.
A generous donation of £2 million was provided
by the Wolfson Foundation to provide much needed core
equipment and the PF Charitable Trust provided £250,000
for audiovisual support and video conferencing.