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
Looking to return to science after a career break? Apply for our Janet Thornton Postdoctoral Fellowship
At the Wellcome Sanger Institute, we are committed to enabling and opening routes back into science for those who have had a break from scientific research - for any reason. The Janet Thornton Fellowship offers scientists who have taken a career break the opportunity to return to research with a high-quality postdoctoral fellowship.
Latest News and Blogs
21 Jul 2021
A forgotten disease
How genomics is helping to understand melioidosis - a neglected, often fatal, bacterial disease.
16 Jul 2021
Reflections on race and equity in research: One year on...
One year on from the murder of George Floyd, we take a step back to reflect on our reactions and ...