Wellcome Sanger Institute
Synthetic genomics is an ambitious approach whereby chromosomes and even entire genomes are re-built from scratch, providing empirical data to help answer fundamental questions in biology.

Why do we have 23 pairs of chromosomes? Why is there redundancy in our genetic code? Does it matter how our genes are organised? And finally, what safe and effective approaches can we take to cure or create resistance to disease? These are some of the questions we hope to answer.

Sanger people

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Dr David Adams

Senior Group Leader

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Grace Ping

Head Of Operations

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Professor Tom Ellis

Associate Faculty

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Dr Leopold Parts

Group Leader

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Dr Sarah Montgomery

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Dr Fabio Liberante

Postdoctoral Fellow