Dan Ross

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

Open Seminar: 20 January - COVID-19 monitoring, Dr Jeffrey Barrett

How genome sequencing of COVID-19 virus samples in the UK is helping to guide public health response

Discover how the Sanger Institute is working with COG-UK, the NHS and public health officials to provide near real-time sequencing and monitoring of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the UK.

On 20 January Dr Jeffrey Barrett, Director of the COVID-19 Genomics Initiative at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, will outline how the Institute's genome sequencing and analysis expertise is being used to track the rise and spread of new variants of the coronavirus.

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