12 Jul 2016

The burden of mutations is comparable to an extra 21 years of sun exposure

Researchers have proved that gene variants associated with red hair, pale skin and freckles are linked to a higher number of genetic mutations in skin cancers. The burden of mutations associated with these variants is comparable to an extra 21 years of sun exposure in people without this variant. 

11 Jul 2016

Head of the Cellular Genetics Programme at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute is honoured for her work in computational biology and bioinformatics

Dr Sarah Teichmann, has been honoured with a Fellowship by the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) in recognition of her exceptional contributions to the fields of computational biology and bioinformatics. As part of the award, the head of the Cellular Generation Programme and group leader at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) will give a keynote talk on "Understanding Cellular Heterogeneity" at the Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology conference today (Monday 11 July) in Orlando.