University of Oxford

Target Discovery Institute

UKRPIF award: £10 million
Officially opened: May 2013

The Target Discovery Institute aims to link recent advances in genetics, genomics, cell and chemical biology for improved drug target discovery.

The UK Research Partnership Investment Fund (UKRPIF) helped fund the installation of 6 research labs, as well as the purchase and installation of specialist equipment, including an Orbitrap Fusion Mass Spectrometer, HPC cluster and storage and an HPLC purification system.

In addition to funding through the UKRPIF, the project received matched co-investment from the Li Ka Shing Foundation, alongside contributions from a range of pharmaceutical partners and charitable funding organisations.