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This blog shares some of the stories of the remarkable research, people and projects we fund. We want to give you a behind-the-scenes look at what goes on at the Wellcome Trust and share useful lessons we have learnt. We hope to capture the spirit of the Trust and its people, share our knowledge and create a space for discussion around the big topics of the day – be they research, ethics, education or policy.

The Wellcome Trust is an independent global charitable foundation dedicated to improving health. We do this by supporting bright minds in science, the humanities and social sciences, and public engagement.

Our funding covers researchers, institutes, public engagement, education and practical application of research to improve health. You can find out more about the grants and funding that we offer on our website.

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You can find out more about the Wellcome Trust’s vision and our five research challenges on our website. You may also be interested in Wellcome Collection, Wellcome Library and Wellcome Images.

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Wellcome Trust BlogThese are adapted from a colour-enhanced image of a diatom frustule. The frustule is the silicon cell wall that acts as a skeleton to support the single-celled diatom. In this image only the frustule and none of the cell contents remain. Diatoms have chloroplasts and can use sunlight to produce food. They are a major component of plankton in both fresh and salt water. You can find more images like this at Wellcome Images.

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