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Genome sequences provide a natural index for organising and understanding biological data.
Following the sequencing of the human and other vertebrate genomes, vertebrate genome browsers such as Ensembl have become critical resources, providing biologists with integrated access to the sequence and its associated annotation. The activities of the Vertebrate genome analysis team revolve around generating and presenting core vertebrate genome annotation, particularly in the form of reference genesets, and in maintaining the reference genome sequences of human, mouse and zebrafish. As well as contributing to resources used globally, the team is involved in a wide variety of collaborations related to genome annotation and the development of improved methods for analysis and annotation resulting in many publications. Tim Hubbard was the principal investigator of the team until he left the Sanger Institute in 2013 to become Professor of Bioinformatics, Head of Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics at King's College London and overall Director of Bioinformatics for King's Health Partners/King's College London.