Yusa Group

Stem Cell Genetics

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Kosuke Yusa left the Sanger Institute in 2018, to join the Institute of Frontier Life and Medical Sciences, Kyoto University. This page is being maintained as historical record of the research group’s work at the Sanger Institute and is no longer being updated.

The Yusa laboratory focuses on the development of genome engineering technologies that allow us to perform unbiased genome-wide genetic screens in mammalian cells. We have recently adopted the CRISPR-Cas9 technology as a screening tool and generated genome-scale lentiviral CRISPR libraries. The current focus of the laboratory is further development and improvement of the CRISPR screening methodology and application of the screening technology in stem cell and oncology research. 

Stem cell biology: Maintenance of and exit from pluripotency in mouse and human ES/iPS cells. Differentiation. Lineage reprogramming.

Oncology: Genetic vulnerabilities in cancer cells. The mechanisms of drug resistance. Sensitisation to targeted therapies. 

Core team

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Swee Hoe Ong

Principal Software Developer

Previous team members

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Dr Shanade Dunn

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Meng Li

PhD Student

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Kasia Tilgner

Visiting Scientist

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Dr Jason Shu Lim Yu

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Yan Zi Au

PhD Student


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