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.

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The developing human lung has been mapped in unprecedented detail, identifying 144 cell types in the early stages of life

Acting as a guidebook to healthy lung development, this can be used to investigate how #lungdiseases originate

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The latest #DarwinTreeOfLife #GenomeNotes are the apple (๐˜”๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ถ๐˜ด ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ข) and its wild relative the European crab apple (๐‘€๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘ข๐‘  ๐‘ ๐‘ฆ๐‘™๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘ )๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿ

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New genomes to help protect Britain‘s wild and ancient apples - Wellcome Sanger Institute

The genomes were sequenced at the Wellcome Sanger Institute as part of the Darwin Tree of Life project, a partne...

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Can we use โ€œinsect footprintsโ€ ๐Ÿž๐Ÿ ๐Ÿงฌ left behind on flowers ๐ŸŒบ to monitor insect diversity in agricultural systems? Yes we can! Comparison to visual census showed that these non-invasive techniques are complementary. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/edn3.362