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The Sanger Sample Archive Comes to the Mary Lyon Centre at MRC Harwell

The Mary Lyon Centre (MLC) at MRC Harwell has been chosen to house the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute’s Bio-Archive as part of the process that will lead to the closure of the Institute’s animal research facilities in September 2021. This extensive sample archive contains paraffin embedded tissues from the International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium (IMPC) and […]


Arrival of the Advance Training Centre Sculpture

Last week saw the arrival of the sculpture, created by Jenny Pickford for the Advance training centre. The sculpture captures the history and research of MRC Harwell perfectly and creates a vibrant welcome for all training delegates. Jenny, a blacksmith with a background in fine art, creates sculptures that are displayed across the globe, including […]


Could your smartphone hold clues to early Alzheimer’s disease?

MRC Harwell is part of a global initiative to revolutionise the early detection of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s. First data collected in global Alzheimer’s wearable project The development of a wearable to detect early Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases years before symptoms show has taken a step closer to reality today, as UK charity Alzheimer’s […]


National Mouse Genetics Network: Expression of Interest Call

The MRC is investing more than £20m in a major new network in mouse genetics for disease modelling to accelerate our understanding of human disease and improve diagnosis and treatments. The National Mouse Genetics Network will bring together a package of distinctive research clusters across the UK and long-term partnership with the Mary Lyon Centre (MLC). Research […]