Month: November 2018

Dr Cordelia Langford wins BioBeat award

Dr Cordelia Langford wins BioBeat award

The ‘50 Movers and Shakers in BioBusiness 2018’ report identifies outstanding women who are developing revolutionary bioscience. Dr Cordelia Langford, Director of Scientific Operations at the Wellcome Sanger Institute is celebrated in the collaboration category. Ahead of the BioBeat 2018 conference, we spoke to Cordelia about her career and her role as a leading woman in science

Darwin Tree of Life: focusing on fungi and probing plants. Snapshots from the Fungarium at The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Image Credit: The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Darwin Tree of Life: focusing on fungi and probing plants

We have much to thank fungi and plants for, and the Darwin Tree of Life project will help us to unlock even more of their secrets to improve modern life

Science as a human right

The idea that we should benefit from scientific advancement is something we may never have thought of as human right, yet the Universal Declaration of Human Rights firmly makes the case that it is everyone’s right, regardless of education, wealth or background, explains Sarion Bowers

The Darwin Tree of Life Project and the Earth BioGenome Project are aiming to sequence all animals, birds, fish, insects and plants in the UK and on earth, respectively

Sequencing All Life On Earth – Facts and Figures

Scientists have announced an ambitious goal to sequence all of life on earth. Here are 10 top facts that help to put the scale of the challenge into perspective…

The Darwin Tree of Life Project and the Earth BioGenome Project are aiming to sequence all animals, birds, fish, insects and plants in the UK and on earth, respectively

The quest to sequence all life

What will reading the genomes of all life on earth uncover? And how does the Sanger Institute intend to lead the sequencing of an estimated 66,000 species in the UK? Associate Director of the Wellcome Sanger Institute Julia Wilson talks about this ambitious project