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    Cell localisation (Farr research group, Dept of Genetics)

Research themes of the Department of Genetics include functional genomics and systems biology, developmental genetics, epigenetic inheritance, evolution and population genetics, microbial genetics, and cell biology.

The contemporary science of genetics has evolved beyond its traditional boundaries to become a fundamental part of biology and medicine; the Department uses quantitative approaches to understanding inheritance to apply genetic approaches to problems in biology to help identify solutions.

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Established as a charity in 1920, the Evelyn Trust makes grants to support medical research and health and wellbeing projects in Cambridgeshire. The Trust is particularly interested in research projects that have the potential to deliver transformational change, such as demonstration or pilot projects.
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The Vice-Chancellor celebrated the power of collegiate Cambridge and the importance of philanthropy in his annual address.