Wellcome Sanger Institute Blog. Stories from the cutting edge of genomic research.

Sanger Science

  • 23 March 2023

    In this third part of our innovator blog series, we spoke to Matt Hurles, Head of the Human Genetics programme and incoming Director of the Wellcome Sanger Institute. Matt defines himself as an accidental entrepreneur, even though he spearheads a number of innovative initiatives that showcase his motivation to ultimately bring benefits to patients.

  • 16 March 2023

    Cholera and syphilis captured in BioArt

  • 13 March 2023

    Three mind-blowing examples of parasites that hijack their hosts’ brains and bodies

  • 2 March 2023

    Driven by curiosity: Filling in the gaps of the protist puzzle

  • 21 February 2023

    New postdoc award scheme winners

  • 9 February 2023

    A passion for problem solving

Sanger Life

  • 9 March 2023

    The Wellcome Sanger Institute proudly hosted this year’s Research Institute Technician Symposium. Find out about the day, and the winners of the 2023 Research Institute Technician Awards.

  • 23 February 2023

    LGBTQ+ History Month

  • 21 December 2022

    From creation to celebration: Behind the scenes of the Science and Sport Fun day

  • 14 December 2022

    The Sanger Prize: Taking life in a different direction

  • 23 November 2022

    The Power of Resilience: Attending the UK’s largest tech event for women

  • 18 November 2022

    Asexuality in STEM: Definitions, misconceptions, and queer joy


  • 31 May 2022

    Current status of coronavirus genome sequencing at the Sanger Institute

  • 1 March 2022

    Sequencing COVID variants: latest stats

  • 22 November 2021

    A Space for Science

  • 15 November 2021

    Covid Connections – Big Data in a Pandemic World

  • 9 August 2021

    From Mild to Mortal

  • 29 June 2021

    Covid Connections – Variant or Villain

Human Cell Atlas

  • 2 December 2021

    Dr Roser Vento-Tormo tells us about her work to map the cells lining the uterus in space and time, how it epitomises her love of collaboration in science

  • 3 November 2021

    A Cellular Landscape

  • 30 April 2021

    Championing Team Science

  • 2 July 2020

    Sarah Teichmann, an international pioneer of single cell research

  • 8 April 2020

    Mapping the Human Cell Atlas – charting the body’s cellular world

  • 11 February 2020

    The Human Cell Atlas: Understanding health to combat disease

Tree of Life

  • 8 December 2022

    Meet the software developers, informaticians and bioinformaticians who are helping to sequence the DNA of all life on earth.

  • 8 December 2022

    Brazil, bats and GoaT

  • 9 November 2022

    Sequencing anything, anytime, anywhere

  • 10 October 2022

    Orcinus orca: How a tragic stranding helped us dive into the killer whale genome

  • 3 October 2022

    Biodiversity genomics event returns

  • 7 September 2022

    Butterflies, peacock spiders, and rapid speciation

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The @nextflowio and @nf_core #hackathon kicks off! 💻🧬

It's a global event, with an impressively strong showing by @wellcomegenome teams from @sangerinstitute, @emblebi and across campus (see 📊 below)

It's great to see our community of developers and workflow users grow!

In our first #ScienceAndSocietyBites seminar we heard from staff and patient advocates involved in the @CR_UK Grand Challenge Mutographs of Cancer project, on what they learned about involving patients in #research.

Read our report on patient advocacy: http://bit.ly/3TEb4mL

Our latest #DarwinTreeOfLife #GenomeNote: the Oak-tree Pug 🦋 (Eupithecia dodoneata)

Thanks to @diarsia @GenomeWytham @OxfordBiology @NHM_Science @SangerToL & all who helped generate this #genome🧬

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