Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute (GMGI) celebrates the ribbon-cutting ceremony commemorating the grand opening of its state-of-art research institute situated in Gloucester’s inner harbor on Tuesday, October 30, 2018.
GMGI is focused on the future by applying innovative genomic technologies to marine science for discoveries that impact sustainable fishing and fisheries and human health.
Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute was founded in 2013 by three entrepreneurial scientists with legendary experience in genomics and biomedicine -- David Walt, Greg Verdine, and Marc Vidal -- along with local businesswoman Sheree Zizik. Today, GMGI is led and backed by leaders with decades of experience in genomics, biomedical research, pharmaceuticals and industry.
The overarching mission is ambitious but simple: to catalyze the local economy by bringing science to Cape Ann in a meaningful way. The founders identified three strategies to accomplish the mission:
The development of this research institute and the move to 417 Main Street have been made possible by a $2.7 million capital grant from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center.
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