Our heritage and culture

Since its inception in 1992, the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute has participated in some of the most important advances in genomic research, developing new understanding of genomes and their role in biology.
More about our heritage.

At the Sanger Institute today we aim to make a real contribution to global health by empowering researchers worldwide using data made freely available from our large scale genomic research programmes.

In furtherance of this aim, we aspire to a culture that promotes scientific excellence and achievement. We seek to achieve this by:

  • Recognizing the contribution made by each individual and celebrating our success
  • Working collaboratively to share knowledge, explore new ideas and encourage creative thinking
  • Providing a supportive environment where each individual is able to achieve their full potential
  • Motivating each individual to make the maximum contribution they can to the work they do
  • Listening
  • Fostering understanding and mutual respect for our differences
  • Behaving in all we do with integrity and honesty

Equality & diversity statement

The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute values the diversity of its employees, students, visitors and collaborators. The diversity of our workforce is of critical importance in drawing together the broad range of skills and experience we depend on to conduct world class science and support biomedical discovery.

We therefore believe that it is in the best interests of the Institute and those that benefit from its work to attract, retain and develop a diverse pool of talent and to provide a working environment that encourages and supports excellent performance from all who work here. We aim to achieve this by:

  • Providing equality of opportunity in recruitment, selection, training, promotion and career management;
  • The elimination of unlawful discrimination;
  • The promotion of diversity and equality;
  • Stimulating interest in scientific careers through our Communication and Public Engagement Programme; and
  • Developing an Action Plan to provide a framework for further embedding the principles of Equality & Diversity into the work and people of the Institute and monitoring the outcome of this work.
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