The high-throughput, large-scale biological research undertaken at Sanger is a central defining characteristic that distinguishes our science from that of most research institutes and universities. Carrying out science at this scale is critically dependent upon the existence of major core facilities and platforms organised into complex pipelines. These require substantial infrastructure, expert organisation and professional management.
Sanger’s data production platforms are organised into a single management structure. This ensures that we have refined processes and appropriate levels of investment and resource, which are monitored and managed with robust forward-planning and realistic targets. The activities of each major core facility in Scientific Operations are overseen and advised on by a Committee of Faculty with relevant interest and expertise, Senior Operational Managers and Business Partners.
Scientific Operations is led by Cordelia Langford, who is responsible for overseeing the work of all Scientific Operations teams and managing the department's strategic interface with the research customer base and external partners.