COVID-19 research at the Sanger Institute
We are committed to tracking, understanding and combatting COVID-19. Our staff sequence thousands of virus genomes and use the data to trace transmission, inform public health measures and monitor for new variants of the virus. We also work to understand how the virus interacts with our cells, and to develop new diagnostics
Our 2020/2021 Highlights document
Over the past year we have provided new insights into human, parasite and microbe evolution, cellular development, and the mutational processes that lead to cancer. We supported the UK's national COVID-19 genomic surveillance efforts and delivered reference genomes for a wide range of UK species as part of the Darwin Tree of Life project ...more
Watch Again: Dr Roser Vento-Tormo's online seminar and Q&A
Mapping tissues in vivo and in vitro one cell at a time:
Tissue microenvironment shapes cellular identity and function, understanding how this happens in vivo can help us engineer novel in vitro models.
Dr Roser Vento-Tormo’s research is focused on the adaptation of immune cells in tissues and their function in steady state and inflammation. Her team uses genomics, spatial transcriptomics and bioinformatics tools to reconstruct the microenvironment that will shape immune cellular identity and function. Watch her seminar and Q&A at the link below:
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18 Jun 2021
Getting to the heart of the matter
Exploring the genomics of inherited cardiomyopathies.
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Study identifies trigger for ‘head-to-tail’ axis development in human embryo
Researchers have mapped, in new detail, the genetic changes that a human embryo goes through as it develops.