Informatics and Software Development
About the Informatics and Software development teams
The Scientific Operations Informatics and Software development teams span the multi-disciplinary areas of Scientific Operations and the Sanger Institute.
The teams are responsible for managing data at an unprecedented scale, and developing standards, tools and methods to meet the demands of the Sanger Institute’s Scientific Operations core platforms as well as collaborating with research programme scientists to meet the wider demands of the organisation.
The teams employ a dynamic approach to development that enables them to tackle the challenges wrought by data volume, an increasing variety of experiments, and the implementation of cutting-edge genomic technologies. These teams develop tools and systems that are freely available to, and in some cases heavily used by, the wider scientific community.
High Performance Algorithm Group (HPAG)
Many high profile projects such as the Cancer Genome and 1000 Genomes projects need quality assemblies for downstream analysis using 2nd ...
New Pipeline Group (NPG)
DNA Pipelines Informatics
NPG is responsible for DNA Pipelines's production informatics analysis pipelines, Illumina sequencing QC tools and expertise, and internal archiving ...
Sequence Analysis and Management (SAM)
SAM contributes to various software packages for processing DNA sequence data, including samtools, htslib, biobambam and the Staden package. We also ...