The Anonymous Widower

Canary Wharf Boosts Its Science Ambitions

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on The Times.

This are the introductory paragraphs.

Genomics England is to move its headquarters to Canary Wharf in east London this year as the financial quarter aims to become a life sciences hub.

The government-run DNA sequencing group will move in the autumn into One Canada Place, where its neighbours will include Brookfield, a Canadian property fund, and Reach, publisher of the Daily Express and OK! magazine.

Owned by the Department of Health and Social Care, Genomics England sequences the genomes of people with rare diseases and cancers to help doctors to treat them more effectively. With consent, some of that data is passed to researchers trying to develop new drugs and treatments.

If you type “Canary Wharf Science Hub into Google”, you find some serious articles.

This article in the FT is entitled Canary Wharf Proposes £500mn Lab Project To Reinvent Financial Hub.

This is a good idea, as scientist friends are always complaining about a lack of lab space in Cambridge and Oxford. Because of the Elizabeth Line, both these cities are not much more than an hour from Canary Wharf.

It should also fill the cafes and shops with scientists and engineers, who would replace some of those working from home because of the pandemic.

I wonder whether this model will work elsewhere?

 

June 16, 2022 - Posted by | Health | , , , , ,

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