The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute is a charitably funded genomic research centre located in Hinxton, nine miles south of Cambridge in the UK.

A leader in the Human Genome Project, we are now focused on understanding the role of genetics in health and disease. Our passion for discovery drives our quest to uncover the basis of genetic and infectious disease. We aim to provide results that can be translated into diagnostics, treatments or therapies that reduce global health burdens.

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Areas of research

Areas of researchOur research is broadly divided into four main areas: human genetics, mouse and zebrafish genetics, pathogen genetics and bioinformatics



ProjectsOur projects are led by our Faculty of researchers. Our projects aim to elucidate the relationship between gene function and health and disease



FeaturesOur features explore the science and the people that combine to make the research we do here at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute possible


Academic Faculty

Academic FacultyA Faculty of approximately 35 scientists lead research at the Institute. Each develops hypothesis-driven research, seeking answers to biomedical questions


Scientific publications

Scientific publicationsThe Sanger Institute has published papers in some of the most prestigious scientific journals. Access a full archive of our scientific publications


Global Health Research

Global Health ResearchBuilding partnerships and research programmes that enable scientists from developing countries to share in the benefits of genomic research


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