Bacterial Data

This Archived page provides historical information on the genome sequences of bacteria that were sequenced at the Wellcome Sanger Institute and is no longer being updated.

We have sequenced a large number of bacterial genomes at the Sanger Institute and have made all our sequence data freely available on relevant open-access international databases. If you would like to know more about history of the projects and the people who were involved, please click on the links below.

Archive Page

This page is maintained as a historical record and is no longer being updated.

This page is a historical record of the work carried out at the Sanger Institute.

All the data pages listed below are no longer being supported.

All the the data has now been transferred to relevant open-access international databases for ease of access and use.

Related Links


NCTC reference collection – generation of annotated and assembled genomes for 3,000 bacteria and 500 viruses

BSAC Resistance Surveillance Programme

BSAC projects – British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy projects

  • bsac_2682
    Pseudomonas aeruginosa genome sequencing study
  • bsac_2880
    Multi Drug Resistant Gram Negative Rods (MDR-GNR) sequencing study
  • bsac_2795
    Streptococcus pyogenes group A sequencing
  • bsac_2796
    Escherichia coli (PHE & BSAC collections) sequencing
  • bsac_2700
    Enterococci sequencing (BSAC collection)
  • bsac_2036
    Staphylococcus aureus (BSAC) study

MetaHIT - METAgenomics of the Human Intestinal Tract

MetaHit – the role of the human intestinal microbiota in health and disease.

Data use

This sequencing centre plans on publishing the completed and annotated sequences in a peer-reviewed journal as soon as possible. Permission of the principal investigator should be obtained before publishing analyses of the sequence/open reading frames/genes on a chromosome or genome scale. See our data sharing policy.