Accidental Entrepreneur

2023-03-21T10:33:31+00:0023 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.

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

2023-03-02T10:59:56+00:002 March 2023|

Dr Ore Francis is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Wellcome Sanger Institute. One of three inaugural Excellence Fellows, Ore is exploring the proteins that are at the root of all life on Earth, answering questions about adaptation and evolution along the way.

New postdoc award scheme winners

2023-02-21T12:16:24+00:0021 February 2023|

Meet the first two winners of our new internal funding scheme to accelerate postdocs along their career trajectory

A passion for problem solving

2023-02-23T14:02:51+00:009 February 2023|

As part of our innovator blog series, we spoke to Qianxin Wu who works jointly in our Cellular Genetics programme and our Cellular and Gene Editing R&D team. Qianxin is at the forefront of innovation, working on CRISPR, genome editing and single-cell technologies.

The forgotten disease

2023-01-27T14:13:38+00:0030 January 2023|

For World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day, we spoke to Dr Tess Attenborough, who works on understanding the biology of Schistosoma mansoni, a parasitic worm that causes schistosomiasis.

Attending to tropical disease

2023-01-30T07:53:59+00:0030 January 2023|

The potential of genomics to improve our understanding of the fundamental biology of neglected tropical diseases.

Celebrating the contributions of women during the pandemic

2023-01-26T09:57:07+00:0025 January 2023|

How did the pandemic impact the role of women in science? And what will its legacy be? These were just some of the questions discussed at the Snapshots of Women in COG: Scientific excellence during the COVID-19 pandemic book launch event