Wellcome Sanger Institute

Web, Core Bioinformatics and Software Action Team

Information Communications Technology

Core Software Services encompasses: the Core Sanger Web Team; Core Bioinformatics (CoreBio); SoftWare Action Team (SWAT) and the Decipher Web Team at the Sanger Institute. As a group the team is involved in the day to day service provision and maintenance of the 50 plus public domains at the Sanger Institute including www.sanger.ac.uk and for developing and realising software projects to deliver the in silico science produced by the various Faculty teams.

We write code in PERL, PHP, Python and JAVA on Linux. We make us of MySQL, Postgres and ORACLE® databases. For CMS requirements we support WordPress and Drupal.

The team administers many of the Sanger Institute’s core web infrastructure and software stacks. Among our main projects are

  • www.sanger.ac.uk
  • www.deciphergenomics.org
  • ddduk.org
  • genoverse.org
  • intranet
  • wellcomegenomecampus.org (campus websites)

Other resources we provide are

  • Core Bioinformatics database provision and support
  • Web search
  • bespoke software stacks for Faculty teams.

Core team

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Mr Stephen Robinson

Senior Web Developer

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Matthew J Waller

Principal Web Developer

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Mr Mark P Wilson

Principal Web Developer


We partner with other academic institutes mainly at the consortium level. All our core activities are funded by the Wellcome Trust with some consortia projects funded by biomedical charities.


Wellcome Trust

Our vision is to improve health by supporting bright minds in science, the humanities and social sciences, and public engagement.



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