A £3m state of the art Environment and Life Sciences laboratory at the University of Salford is to be named after geneticist Sir Walter Bodmer. Who will officially open the laboratory on Wednesday, February 24, 2016.
Sir Walter, one of the proposers of the Human Genome Project in the 1980s, and former research director of the Imperial Cancer Research Fund.
The Human Genome Project – which mapped some 3 billion pairs of genes which make up our DNA – is considered the most significant advance in the biosciences in a century.
FBS completed our work on the new laboratories in the Cockcroft Building in October 2015. They are equipped as a world-class teaching facility, and feature an AV system that allows the lecturer to be linked visually and audibly with interconnected labs.