Sanger Science

  • 26 September 2022

    The world’s largest human genome sequencing project has been for UK Biobank – a large-scale biomedical database. Sanger staff have sequenced 243,633 human genomes in 3.5 years.

  • 26 September 202220.9 min read

    In 2019, the Sanger Institute started the most ambitious human genome sequencing project in the world. Three years later, the Institute has delivered nearly 250,000 whole human genome sequences and over 20 petabytes (PB) of data, for the UK Biobank project, to aid research into health and disease.

  • 16 August 202216.1 min read

    Decade-long surveillance of a deadly bacterial pathogen has shown how genomics can be used to design effective vaccines and combat antimicrobial resistance.

  • 9 August 20228.1 min read

    Explore the skilful art of interpreting genome sequence data - from the human genome project to all species.

  • 3 August 202210 min read

    A decades-long interest in cell surface proteins has led to discoveries as diverse as how malaria parasites invade human blood cells, a vaccine target for a neglected tropical disease, and finding the molecules that must interact to initiate new life.

  • 30 June 20226.5 min read

    Dr Josie Bryant is a new group leader at the Sanger Institute. She is interested in how microbes in the human lung evolve and adapt over time and how this affects health and disease. We spoke to Josie about the inspirations behind her science, returning to Sanger, and what excites her about establishing a new research group.

  • 17 May 202217.6 min read

    Explore the surprising secrets of DNA, genes and genomes.

  • 25 April 20225.4 min read

    How MalariaGEN's latest genetic data resources are helping in the fight to eliminate malaria.