Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute (GMGI) was launched in 2013 in the belief that the ocean represents a new source of opportunity. As a not-for-profit whose ambitious mission is “to conduct world-class marine biotechnology research which expands the regional economy,” GMGI is demonstrating that there is vast potential in marine science discovery powered by genomics.
Gloucester, a 400-year-old port, offers the ideal location and maritime infrastructure for situating the world’s first dedicated marine genomics research institute. The proximity of Cape Ann to the biotechnology hub of Cambridge and Boston allows for easy northward expansion of this economic driver.
GMGI will catalyze the local economy by pursuing a strategy triad that includes:
GMGI has established a world-class marine biotechnology research institute, powered by genomics, on the Gloucester waterfront. The primary focus is on research that connects with human health. We are also committed to bringing the best science to fishery research.
GMGI Board members and staff at the Gloucester Biotechnology Academy ribbon cutting.