COVID-19 Genomics Initiative at the Wellcome Sanger Institute
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High-throughput genomic monitoring
We provide high-throughput genomic monitoring of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the UK, aiding public health officials in their response to the coronavirus pandemic. We monitor the virus for genetic mutations which could cause it to be more easily transmitted or to escape vaccines.
As part of COG-UK, the Sanger Institute is sequencing the genomes of tens of thousands of coronavirus samples, from people in communities across the country. Our group combines statistical and computational expertise to analyse those genomes, and detect new variants of the virus. We work closely with public health authorities to integrate this data with their work. Tracking variants will help public health officials guide their responses.
Identifying and tracking COVID-19 variants
We monitor the virus genome sequence for any mutations which could affect how vaccines work.
Previous team members
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