Our Vision

Wellcome Sanger Institute


Sanger Institute, Genome Research Limited
Wellcome Sanger Institute

The Wellcome Sanger Institute is a world leader in genome research that delivers insights into human, evolutionary and pathogen biology. We seek to change science and medicine through the following nine ambitions:

  • To conduct leading-edge research.
  • To develop new scientific leaders.
  • To lead on major challenges.
  • To support an ecosystem realising benefits.
  • To change clinical practice.
  • To share our expertise.
  • To enable public dialogues.
  • To champion an open research culture.
  • To shape standards and policy.

In order to achieve our vision and deliver on our mission to “use information from genome sequences to advance understanding of biology and improve health”, we commit to:

  • Being an “ideas factory” identifying new frontiers of biology and application to be explored through genome sequences.
  • Being at the leading edge of the development, application and implementation of genomics technologies.
  • Conducting research characterised by large-scale data production that cannot be easily carried out elsewhere.
  • Being expert in aggregation, analysis and interpretation of large quantities of genomic data.
  • Initiating and participating in major national and international collaborative research initiatives.
  • Incubating the next generation of scientists and clinicians in genome research.

Sanger Institute Highlights 2022-23

In the Wellcome Sanger Institute Highlights document for 2022/23 we showcase the key discoveries and future research interests of our Scientific Programmes, each exploring a major area of research with a particular biological, disease or analytic focus. The studies provide vital insights into human, parasite and microbe evolution, cellular growth and activity, and the processes that underlie mutation and tumour formation. In addition, the Sanger Institute’s Tree of Life Programme explores the diversity of complex life.

The Wellcome Sanger Institute Highlights document also explores how the Sanger Institute promotes, supports and disseminates genomic knowledge and practices to benefit academic research, medical practice and society.

Sanger Institute Highlights documents

Please click on the images below to download our annual highlights.