Dr Charlotte G Cole

Principal Database Curator


This person is a member of Sanger Institute Alumni.

I retired in April 2023, having worked at the Sanger Institute since it  opened in 1993, first in the Chromosome 22 Mapping group as part of the human genome project, then with COSMIC (Catalogue of Somatic Mutations in Cancer).

I retired in April 2023, having joined the Sanger Centre when it was first established in 1993. I first worked in the Human Chromosome 22 mapping group, including 2 years spent working for The SNP Consortium (TSC) validation group. Later, when the human genome mapping project (HGMP) groups came to an end, I joined the COSMIC team (Catalogue Of Somatic Mutations In Cancer) as a biocurator.
I am very proud to have been part of the HGMP, involved in working on the first human chromosome to be mapped and sequenced. The COSMIC database has expanded hugely since I joined in 2007, at a time when, amazingly (given the deluge of data now published) most literature reporting cancer mutations could be curated and the database managed by a small team.  I wish my many COSMIC friends and colleagues every success as they embark on the next phase on its journey.

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