Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute (WTSI)
The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute is a charitably funded genomic research centre leader in the Human Genome Project.
WTSI is now focused on understanding the role of genetics in health and disease. Our passion for discovery drives our quest to uncover the basis of genetic and infectious disease. The institute aims to provide results that can be translated into diagnostics, treatments or therapies that reduce global health burdens. WTSI' research is broadly divided into six main areas of investigation: Human genetics, Mouse and zebrafish genetics, Cellular genetics, Pathogen genetics, Malaria, and Bioinformatics. Working within these areas, our Faculty of world-leading scientists can explore and develop their own unique hypotheses.
Euroleish.net involvement: Dr. Matt Berriman leads the programme in the genomics of Neglected Tropical Disease parasites, including helminths such as Schistomosomes, tapeworms, roundworms, hookworms, threadworms and whipworms. He will collaborate in project 1.2