Four of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute researchers been cited by Thomson Reuters as being among the top 15 most influential scientific researchers of 2011. Professor Mike Stratton, Dr Andy Futreal, Dr Peter Campbell and Dr Panos Deloukas, according to citations tracked during 2011, recorded some of the highest numbers of “Hot Papers” published over the preceding two years.
Researchers identify a key gene that allows C. difficile – a diarrhoea-causing bacterium found in hospitals and across the developing world – to be transferred from person to person [Image Credit: CDC/Dr. Gilda Jones]
We shared our experiences and knowledge from producing animal reference genomes to enable plant genomes researchers to deliver high-quality, standardised data for the first gold standard tomato reference genome
A fourth Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute alumnus – Heng Li – has won the Benjamin Franklin Award for Open Access in the Life Sciences. Remarkably the Institute has trained and developed more than one third of this award’s winners and, even more remarkably, all four winners have been trained in Richard Durbin’s research group