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Sanger Institute scientist wins 2021 Biochemical Society award

Dr Roser Vento-Tormo, a Sanger Institute Group Leader, wins 2021 Biochemical Society Early Career Research Award

Sanger Institute scientist wins 2021 Biochemical Society award

Roser Vento-Tormo awarded an Early Career Research Award

Dr Vento-Tormo is one of the ten researchers to have been honoured in the 2021 Biochemical Society Awards. These prestigious awards recognise excellence and achievement by eminent scientists and by researchers in the early stages of their career.

UK launches whole genome sequence alliance to map spread of coronavirus

UK launches whole genome sequence alliance to map spread of coronavirus

UK launches whole genome sequence alliance to map spread of coronavirus

The Wellcome Sanger Institute will collaborate with expert groups across the country to analyse the genetic code of COVID-19 samples circulating in the UK, providing public health agencies with a unique tool to combat the virus

The Government and the UK’s Chief Scientific Adviser have today (Monday 23 March) backed the UK’s leading clinicians and scientists to map how COVID-19 spreads and behaves by using whole genome sequencing. Through a £20 million investment, the consortium will look for breakthroughs that help the UK respond to this and future pandemics, and save lives.

Sanger Institute and Wellcome Genome Campus temporarily closed to all but critical research

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Sanger Institute and Wellcome Genome Campus temporarily closed to all but critical research

In response to the rapidly changing COVID-19 pandemic, the Sanger Institute and its neighbours on the Wellcome Genome Campus will close all but critical and essential operations from Friday 20 March.

Following careful consideration of the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Sanger Institute and Wellcome Genome Campus will close all but critical and essential operations. Please contact staff by email for the quickest response.

Global human genomes reveal rich genetic diversity shaped by complex evolutionary history

Handprints made by ancient humans in South America

Global human genomes reveal rich genetic diversity shaped by complex evolutionary history

Study will help identify the susceptibility of different populations to disease

A new study has provided the most comprehensive analysis of human genetic diversity to date, after the sequencing of 929 human genomes by scientists at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, the University of Cambridge and their collaborators.

New research on brain structure highlights cells linked to Alzheimer’s and autism

New research on brain structure highlights cells linked to Alzheimer’s and autism

New research on brain structure highlights cells linked to Alzheimer’s and autism

Astrocytes organised into layers in similar way to neurons

New insights into the architecture of the brain have been revealed by scientists at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, the Wellcome-MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute and their collaborators.

Equality and Diversity Champions celebrated at the Wellcome Genome Campus

The winners with Dr Ewan Birney and Professor Mike Stratton

Equality and Diversity Champions celebrated at the Wellcome Genome Campus

Winners of the Best Practice Awards are announced for International Women’s Day

The Wellcome Genome Campus is celebrating International Women’s Day with its annual awards for Best Practice for Supporting Equality and Diversity in Science

Origins of immune system mapped, opening doors for new cancer immunotherapies

Section of a developing human thymus

Origins of immune system mapped, opening doors for new cancer immunotherapies

Cell atlas of human thymus could help engineer improved therapeutic T cells

A first cell atlas of the human thymus gland could lead to new immune therapies to treat cancer and autoimmune diseases. Researchers from the Wellcome Sanger Institute, Newcastle University and Ghent University, Belgium, mapped thymus tissue through the human lifespan to understand how it develops and makes vital immune cells called T cells.

Otter genome to help understand genetic legacy of pollution crisis and secure species’ future

Eurasian otter on the Isle of Mull

Otter genome to help understand genetic legacy of pollution crisis and secure species’ future

Genome will unlock wealth of data stored in DNA archives in bid to understand response to environmental changes

One of Britain’s best-loved mammals is set to receive a boost with the sequencing and release of the first high-quality Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra) genome by scientists at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, in partnership with the Cardiff University Otter Project.

Gut bacteria’s interactions with immune system mapped

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Gut bacteria’s interactions with immune system mapped

Cell atlas could reveal why some gut diseases affect specific areas

The first detailed cell atlas of the immune cells and gut bacteria within the human colon has been created by researchers. The study from the Wellcome Sanger Institute and collaborators revealed different immune niches, showing changes in the bacterial microbiome and immune cells throughout the colon.

Cancer-causing culprits will be caught by their DNA fingerprints

Skin cancer cells

Cancer-causing culprits will be caught by their DNA fingerprints

Study within Pan-Cancer Project will help research into cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatments

Causes of cancer are being catalogued by a huge international study revealing the genetic fingerprints of DNA-damaging processes that drive cancer development. Part of the global Pan-Cancer Project published in Nature today, this detailed list of genetic fingerprints will provide clues how each cancer developed. This will help scientists search for previously unknown causes of cancer, leading to better information for prevention strategies, and help signpost new directions for cancer diagnosis and treatments.

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