COVID-19 surveillance (as of 5 December 2022)

2,295,142

coronavirus genomes sequenced by the Sanger Institute

300+

Sanger staff have contributed to the 7-days-per-week operation

14,103,002

coronavirus genomes sequenced around the globe (GISAID)

How COVID-19 surveillance works

Sanger Seminar: Comprehensive genomic surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 in the UK

Seminar: How we read SARS-CoV-2 genomes, and how these data are used by the COG-UK Consortium to track the spread of the virus, and identify new variants; including B.1.1.7.

Q&A session with Dr Jeff Barrett, Director the Wellcome Sanger Institute COVID-19 Genomics Initiative.

Human Cell Atlas COVID-19 research

As part of our work in the Human Cell Atlas initiative, our research teams explore how the SARS-CoV-2 virus enters people’s cells and cause symptoms.

To find out more, please visit: https://www.humancellatlas.org/covid-19/

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