Parasites and Microbes
We are a team of 10 technically minded individuals with a passion for genomics – why? Because the scientific discoveries made at Sanger excite us every day. Because the ever-increasing amount of genomic data creates unprecedented challenges that keep us learning and exploring. And because this work is so important in the fight against infectious diseases.
Or work currently includes the following activities:
- Development and maintenance of automated pipelines for the analysis of high-throughput sequencing data
- Development of interactive web platforms for sharing genomic data and research findings with collaborators and the community
- Packaging of bioinformatics software and deployment on internal compute platforms
- Deployment of internal web services that enable scientists to track their genomic data
- Development of training portals for bioinformatics analysis
- Maintenance of software tools for genomic data analysis, such as Artemis, Roary, or Ariba
- Ad-hoc informatics support to members of the programme via a helpdesk
Interested in working with us? The team is growing and we regularly have new vacancies. Get in touch with Christoph to find out more!
The Parasite Genomics group uses comparative and functional genomics approaches to investigate the biology of helminths and protozoan parasites.
Genomics of Pneumonia, Meningitis and Neonatal Sepsis
Parasites and Microbes
We study variation in the genomes of major bacterial pathogens to understand their evolution in the context of disease and asymptomatic ...
Informatics Support Group
High Performance Computing
Our Informatics support team is responsible for both developing and providing scale out scientific compute platforms that can both meet todays ...
Natural genetic variation
The Kwiatkowski group investigates Plasmodium, Anopheles and human genome variation in large clinical and epidemiological studies carried out with partners in ...
The host-microbiota Interactions laboratory studies the mechanisms that underlie how micro-organisms in the gut, nasopharynx and uro-gential tract interact with their ...
Some mosquitoes are better at transmitting malaria parasites than others. Likewise, some parasites are better at infecting mosquitoes than others. Our ...
Malaria Parasite Drug Resistance
Marcus Lee’s group is interested in the molecular basis of drug resistance in the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum, and ...
Genomic Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases
Our mission is to inform control strategies and interventions on a local, national and international scale. Our group consists of a ...
The Microbial Pathogenesis team, under the leadership of Professor Gordon Dougan, focused on the genetic analysis of the interactions between ...