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.
Retirement from Sanger Institute
Joined the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute Cancer Genome Project, working in the Catalogue of Somatic Mutations in Cancer (COSMIC) team as a biocurator.
Joined Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Chromsome 22 mapping group. During this time 2 years were spent working for The SNP Consortium (TSC) validation group.
Awarded PhD, University of London: "Physical mapping studies on the human X chromosome"
Joined Paediatric Research Unit, Guys Hospital, London, working in the Duchenne muscular dystrophy molecular diagnostics group, and subsequently on X chromosome mapping studies for my PhD.
Awarded BSc (Hons) in Human Genetics, University College, London