Human Genome Project Centres

The institutions that form the Human Genome Sequencing Consortium

Human Genome Project Centres

The institutions that form the Human Genome Sequencing Consortium include:

  1. The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute,
    The Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
  2. Whitehead Institute/MIT Center for Genome Research,
    Cambridge, MA, USA
  3. Washington University School of Medicine Genome Sequencing Center,
    St. Louis, MO, USA
  4. Joint Genome Institute, U.S. Department of Energy,
    Walnut Creek, CA, USA
  5. Baylor College of Medicine Human Genome Sequencing Center,
    Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Houston, TX, USA
  6. RIKEN Genomic Sciences Center,
    Yokohama-city, Japan
  7. Genoscope and CNRS,
    UMR-8030, Evry Cedex, France
  8. Genome Therapeutics Corporation (GTC) Sequencing Center,
    Genome Therapeutics Corporation, Waltham, MA, USA
  9. Department of Genome Analysis,
    Institute of Molecular Biotechnology, Jena, Germany
  10. Beijing Genomics Institute/Human Genome Center,
    Institute of Genetics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
  11. Multimegabase Sequencing Center,
    The Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle, WA
  12. Stanford Genome Technology Center,
    Stanford, CA, USA
  13. Stanford Human Genome Center and Department of Genetics,
    Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA
  14. University of Washington Genome Center,
    Seattle, WA, USA
  15. Department of Molecular Biology,
    Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
  16. University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas,
    Dallas, TX, USA*
  17. University of Oklahoma's Advanced Center for Genome Technology,
    Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, USA
  18. Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics,
    Berlin, Germany
  19. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory,
    Lita Annenberg Hazen Genome Center, Cold Spring Harbor, NY, USA
  20. Gesellschaft für Biotechnologische Forschung mbH (GBF) - German Research Centre for Biotechnology,
    Braunschweig, Germany

* Sequencing centre is no longer in operation.

Other Institutes

In addition, three institutions played a key role in providing computational support and analysis for the Human Genome Project:

  1. The National Center for Biotechnology Information at NIH, USA
  2. The European Bioinformatics Institute in Cambridge, UK
  3. University of California, Santa Cruz, USA

The assembly of the genome sequence across chromosomes was also assisted by scientists at Neomorphic, Inc.

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