The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute has long been at the forefront of DNA sequencing. Over the last few years, we have maintained this position with a serious commitment to next-generation DNA sequencing technology and intend to continue leading the way with 3rd-generation methods. Our vast capacity allows the Sanger Institute to perform many unique and exciting projects never before possible, including medical resequencing of thousands of individual genomes, studying the genetic alterations responsible for cancer and sequencing various pathogens of interest for global public health.
The Genome Campus is a 100-acre estate south of Cambridge in the grounds of Hinxton Hall. Nestled in the quiet countryside of these landscaped gardens, are two world-class research facilities: the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI). The site has become the British hub of biomedical science. The Campus is also home to the Wellcome Trust Advanced Courses and Scientific Conferences programme and the Wellcome Trust Conference Centre.
In addition to its peaceful location the campus offers excellent facilities including a state of the art data centre, gym, two cafes, a nursery, dining facilities, a cycle to work scheme, car sharing and free campus buses from various locations around Cambridge.
Equally important to campus life is the range of social activities offered by the Sports and Social Club whether it is a Burns' Night Supper, the Mid-Summer Ball or a quiz night there are opportunities to meet with people working across the organization.
Learning, development and networking are other important aspects of life on campus. There are a range of scientific seminars with our own and invited speakers, scientific group meetings and skills development workshops.