Genomic Surveillance Unit

The Unit supports partners worldwide with practical tools for pandemic preparedness and local infectious disease control.

We develop, run, support and maintain open products: all the way from sample collection in the field, through high-throughput laboratory sequencing, to the delivery and interrogation of analysis-ready data.

Dan Ross

COVID-19 research at the Sanger Institute

We track, understand and combat COVID-19. Every day we read the genomes of thousands of viruses to track its spread, find new variants, and guide public health choices. We study how the virus enters our cells, and we develop new infection tests

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What happens to mosquito/parasite samples once they arrive at @SangerInstitute for sequencing?

1⃣ Amplicon Sequencing and/or
2⃣ Whole Genome Sequencing.

What’s the difference? Read on… ⤵️

A unique network map of the #immune system could direct scientists to new #immunotherapies say @sangerinstitute researchers https://www.cambridgeindependent.co.uk/news/unique-network-map-of-immune-system-could-direct-scientists-9267997/