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Wellcome Sanger Institute

Center for genomic discovery.

The Wellcome Sanger Institute is one of the premier centres of genomic discovery and understanding in the world. It leads ambitious collaborations across the globe to provide the foundations for further research and transformative healthcare innovations. Its success is founded on the expertise and knowledge of its people and the Institute seeks to share its discoveries and techniques with the next generation of genomics scientists and researchers worldwide.

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People at Wellcome Sanger Institute

Alex Cagan

University Assistant Professor at Cambridge

Foad Rouhani

Clinical Lecturer at Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Sarah Teichmann

Head of Cellular Genetics at Wellcome Sanger Institute.

Grace Collord

Doctor and professor at Wellcome Sanger Institute and University of Cambridge.

Allan Bradley

Director and Chief Scientific Officer at Kymab Ltd.

Fiona Behan

Senior Staff Scientist at Wellcome Sanger Institute.

Francesco Iorio

Scientist (Msci in Computer Science and a PhD)

Sophia David

Postdoctoral Scientist in the Centre for Genomic Pathogen Surveillance (CGPS).

Wellcome Sanger Institute News

72% of Induced pluripotent stem cell lines were reported to have major UV damage

University of Cambridge - 11-Aug-2022

Whole genome sequencing-necessary to validate Stem cell lines used for therapy


Mammals have similar number of DNA mutations whatever their lifespan

BBC - 14-Apr-2022

Shorter lived animals have higher rate of mutations - could explain lower rates of cancer in larger mammals


Scientists identify multiple genes responsible for keeping cancer cells alive

Independent - 20-Dec-2019

If combined they can form the largest database of genetic information on cancer


Superbug causes a six fold rise in death toll in European hospitals

BBC - 29-Jul-2019

How soon will we run out of effective antibiotics at this rate?


Hundreds of new cancer gene targets discovered

BBC - 10-Apr-2019

Systematic approach reveals new targets for drug development


World's largest gene sequencing project in healthcare

BBC - 05-Dec-2018

100,000 Genomes Project has ended "diagnostic odyssey" for 1 in 4 participants with rare diseases


Caution Regarding CRISPR Gene Therapies

Singularity Hub - 23-Jul-2018

Newly found lack of precision of CRISPR delays plans for human trials


Pop up vaccine factories could curb pandemics

The Ecologist - 10-May-2018

Big pharma is unwilling to invest in pandemic prevention. New model could identify and test vacc...


Blueprint for extraordinary Human Cell Atlas unveiled

Cambridge Independent - 02-Nov-2017

Atlas will be a comprehensive collection of reference maps of the human body. Will enable a deep...


173 secret outbreaks of superbug MRSA in UK hospitals

BBC - 26-Oct-2017

Genomic sleuthing found undetected outbreaks in the east of England over just one year. Whole ge...


New Type of Stem Cells Could Lead to New Treatments

Futurism - 11-Oct-2017

Researchers create Expanded Potential Stem Cells (EPSCs) in mice. ES and iPS aren’t capable of g...