COVID-19 surveillance (as of 10 May 2021)

290,631

coronavirus genomes sequenced by the Sanger Institute

464,833

coronavirus genomes sequenced by the COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) consortium

1,464,355

coronavirus genomes sequences available worldwide

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

Seminar: Exploring how the the Sanger Institute sequences SARS-CoV-2 genomes, and how this data is used by the COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) Consortium for surveillance and new variant identification; including the B.1.1.7 variant.

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

Sanger's COVID-19 sequencing operation

20+ million

samples received and handled since March 2020

300+

Sanger staff have contributed so far

7

days a week operation

Human Cell Atlas COVID-19 research

Through our collaborations within the Human Cell Atlas initiative, a number of our research teams are exploring how the SARS-CoV-2 virus interacts with the cells in the body to gain access and cause symptoms.

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

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