Dr Toby Hunt | Former Senior Computer Biologist at the Sanger Institute

This person is a member of Sanger Institute Alumni.

Hunt, Toby

I've been working at the Sanger Institute since 2008 as part of the vertebrate genome annotation and analysis team. I was involved in the production of the human GENCODE gene set as part of the ENCODE project and was also a member of the team who annotated the pig sex chromosomes. I am currently working on integrating a variety of next-gen data into the human gene set.

ORCID ID: 0000-0001-8377-0841


  • Expansion of the HSFY gene family in pig lineages : HSFY expansion in suids.

    Skinner BM, Lachani K, Sargent CA, Yang F, Ellis P et al.

    BMC genomics 2015;16;442

  • Current status and new features of the Consensus Coding Sequence database.

    Farrell CM, O'Leary NA, Harte RA, Loveland JE, Wilming LG et al.

    Nucleic acids research 2014;42;Database issue;D865-72

  • Structural and functional annotation of the porcine immunome.

    Dawson HD, Loveland JE, Pascal G, Gilbert JG, Uenishi H et al.

    BMC genomics 2013;14;332

  • Analyses of pig genomes provide insight into porcine demography and evolution.

    Groenen MA, Archibald AL, Uenishi H, Tuggle CK, Takeuchi Y et al.

    Nature 2012;491;7424;393-8

  • An integrated encyclopedia of DNA elements in the human genome.

    ENCODE Project Consortium

    Nature 2012;489;7414;57-74

  • GENCODE: the reference human genome annotation for The ENCODE Project.

    Harrow J, Frankish A, Gonzalez JM, Tapanari E, Diekhans M et al.

    Genome research 2012;22;9;1760-74

  • A systematic survey of loss-of-function variants in human protein-coding genes.

    MacArthur DG, Balasubramanian S, Frankish A, Huang N, Morris J et al.

    Science (New York, N.Y.) 2012;335;6070;823-8

  • Identification and analysis of unitary pseudogenes: historic and contemporary gene losses in humans and other primates.

    Zhang ZD, Frankish A, Hunt T, Harrow J and Gerstein M

    Genome biology 2010;11;3;R26

  • A comprehensive phylogeny of beetles reveals the evolutionary origins of a superradiation.

    Hunt T, Bergsten J, Levkanicova Z, Papadopoulou A, John OS et al.

    Science (New York, N.Y.) 2007;318;5858;1913-6

Hunt, Toby
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Sanger Institute


PhD Evolutionary Biology - Imperial College


MRes Bioinformatics - Exeter University


BSc Biology - University of Southampton