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 help catalyze a regional biotech hub through a strategy triad that includes:
GMGI has developed a vibrant science learning environment at our facility in Blackburn Center. The Gloucester Biotechnology Academy flagship vocational program educates high school graduates for careers as biotech lab technicians, with a lab-immersion curriculum and paid internships. The Academy is set to offer educational programs and Summer science camps for local middle and high school students.
GMGI Board members and staff at the Gloucester Biotechnology Academy ribbon cutting.