About us

The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute is a charitably funded genomic research centre located in Hinxton, nine miles south of Cambridge in the UK.

A leader in the Human Genome Project, we are now focused on understanding the role of genetics in health and disease. Our passion for discovery drives our quest to uncover the basis of genetic and infectious disease. We aim to provide results that can be translated into diagnostics, treatments or therapies that reduce global health burdens.

[Wellcome Library, London]

What we do

What we doFind information about the genetic science behind our research, the scientific and medical impact of our work and our future plans


How we work

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The Genome Campus

The Genome CampusFind out about the Genome Campus - home to the Sanger Institute. Browse our gallery and learn about green initiatives and onsite facilities


Translation Office

Translation OfficeThe Translation Office promotes the translation of the extraordinary scientific output of Sanger Institute research into healthcare benefits


History and achievements

History and achievementsLearn about the history of the Institute, key milestones and achievements and our role in the historic Human Genome Project


Our people

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Public engagement

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