Tree of Life
Led by Professor Mark Blaxter this new research Programme focuses on a range of activities, including:
Darwin Tree of Life Project
The Wellcome Sanger Institute is leading the UK-wide initiative to read the genomes of all 60,000 complex species (eukaryotes) in the British Isles.
The Project draws together a wide range of institutions, universities, funding bodies, museums and horticultural organisations to gather, read and explore the genomes of these UK-based species.
Our current Faculty will also be joined by further faculty research leaders to design and deliver a range of laboratory and computational experiments that use the Darwin Project’s data and techniques.
These studies will unlock insights into areas such as population genomics, evolution and the emergence of species, and why some species develop certain genetic conditions when others do not.
The Tree of Life Programme has a Twitter feed of its latest developments, projects and work. To keep up to date with the latest news, please visit: https://twitter.com/sangertol
The Parasite Genomics group uses comparative and functional genomics approaches to investigate the biology of helminths and protozoan parasites.
All life is linked by the common thread of DNA, modified through evolution. We use whole genome sequences to explore the ...
Population and evolutionary genomics, novel computational genomics methods, and related mathematical and statistical models.
Genome Reference Informatics Team
Tree of Life Programme
The Genome Reference Informatics Team analyses genome assemblies to reveal and correct quality issues and to identify and add variation. It ...
Some mosquitoes are better at transmitting malaria parasites than others. Likewise, some parasites are better at infecting mosquitoes than others. Our ...
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