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 initiative to decipher the genomes of all 70,000 eukaryotes in Britain and Ireland.
The Project draws together a wide range of partners from museums, botanical gardens, research organisations and universities to collect, sequence and explore the genomes of all animals, plants, fungi and protists in these islands.
Aquatic Symbiosis Genomics
Working with global partners funded through the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Tree of Life is using advanced genomic technologies to probe and understand the biology of symbiosis – where two organisms collaborate closely to achieve evolutionary success. Symbiotic organisms, such as corals, sustain ecosystems and are major components of global diversity.
Our faculty work on a wide range of genomics questions related to the origin and diversification of species, the evolutionary mechanisms of genome change and the genomic underpinnings of important phenotypes such as parasitism, invasiveness and survival in extreme environments.
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 ...
Aquatic Symbiosis Genomics Project
An ambitious project to read the genomes of 1,000 freshwater and marine species that represent more than 500 symbiotic relationships, ...
Darwin Tree of Life Project
The Darwin Tree of Life Project, led by the Wellcome Sanger Institute, plans to read the genomes of all known species ...
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