Sanger Seminar Series
We are hosting a series of monthly freely available and open virtual seminars, showcasing how our researchers are tackling some of the greatest challenges in human health and disease. From using genomic approaches to map all cell types in the human body, understand how cancer develops, and track the evolution and spread of global diseases, our senior scientists and faculty will present the latest developments in their field.
How to access the Seminars
The virtual seminar series will take place monthly and is freely available and open to all who wish to attend: https://stream.venue-av.com/e/sanger_seminars/login
Password (case sensitive): Sanger2020
Professor Mark Blaxter - 21 October
Professor Mark Blaxter leads the Tree of Life Programme which has as an overarching goal the sequencing to high quality of all species on Earth. Discover how we will use these genomes to build the tree of life, to understand how organisms are related, and identify where, when and how new species develop. Talk available from 16:00 BST on 21 October, followed by a live Q&A session
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Professor Dominic Kwiatkowski - 19 November
Professor Dominic Kwiatkowski leads the Parasites and Microbes Programme at the Sanger Institute, which uses the genomes of infectious diseases to study, understand and track the spread of contagious diseases around the work. Talk available from 16:00 BST on 19 November, followed by a live Q&A session
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Dr Gosia Trynka - 14 December
As Group Leader at the Sanger Institute and Experimental Science Director at Open Targets, Dr Gosia Trynka applies genomic approaches to study how human genetic variation impacts immune system and predisposes to development of autoimmune diseases. Talk available from 16:00 BST on 14 December, followed by a live Q&A session
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Previous Sanger Seminars
Catch up on our previous talks
15 July - Dr Sarah Teichmann
Human Cell Atlas: Mapping the body one cell at a time
The Human Cell Atlas is an ambitious global initiative aiming to create a comprehensive reference map of all human cells—the fundamental units of life—as a basis understanding human health and diagnosing, monitoring, and treating disease.
In this talk Dr Sarah Teichmann explains how the Human Cell Atlas is providing unprecedented understanding of human cells and tissue architecture in health and disease including reproductive biology, auto-immune disease and Covid-19 infection.
Q&A with Dr Sarah Teichmann
19 August - Dr Peter Campbell
Somatic mutations in normal tissues
Dr Peter Campbell, Head of Cancer, Ageing and Somatic Mutation programme at the Sanger Institute discussed somatic mutations, and how researchers are characterising the landscape of mutations in cells to provide insights into normal tissue development and maintenance, cancer evolution, diseases other than cancer, and ageing.
Q&A with Dr Peter Campbell
16 September - Dr Emma Davenport
Stratifying sepsis patients through transcriptomic profiling
Dr Emma Davenport, Group Leader in the Human Genetics Programme at the Sanger Institute discussed somatic mutations, and how her research team is using gene expression data to understand how individuals respond to sepsis, a life-threatening condition caused by the dysregulated host response to infection.