The Sanger Prize 2023 is now open
The Prize is an outreach competition for undergraduate students from low- and middle-income countries and allows the winner to experience the very cutting edge of genomic research. The winner receives a three-month internship with a research group at the Wellcome Sanger Institute. All essential expenses will be are covered by the award, including travel and visa costs, accommodation and reasonable food costs. ...more
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.
Our 2021/2022 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
Latest News and Blogs
30 Nov 2022
Springtails, fly testes and the secrets of strange reproduction
Dr Kamil Jaron is interested in strange reproduction (in a genomic sense). His work is exploring the changes in DNA variation and chromosome structure caused by the different ways species reproduce, to see how this drives evolution.
23 Nov 2022
New hope for kidney cancer treatment using existing drugs
Molecular pathway involved in renal cell carcinoma has already been targetted to treat lung cancer