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Phylogenetics And Networks for Generalised HIV Epidemics in Africa

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Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute (Sanger Institute) is one of the world leading, research-led genomic centres. Its research focuses on understanding gene function in health and disease as well as on creating resources of lasting value to biomedical research. Researchers the institute aim to lead global efforts with regards to understanding the biology of genomes.

The Sanger Institute has a large virology program (http://www.sanger.ac.uk/research/projects/virusgenomics/) and its expertise in full length HIV-1 sequencing and data analysis are essential for the success of PANGEA_HIV.

Sanger Institute

The Virus Genomics team processes HIV RNA samples into enriched genomes ready for short read sequencing on Illumina MiSeq machines. The Sanger Institute operates a significant part of sequencing infrastructure required for the PANGEA_HIV consortium. In particular, the Sanger Institute uses large scale sample handling and tracking, with dedicated library, sequencing and IT infrastructure, which will be used in this consortium. 

For more information about research at the Sanger Institute, please visit https://www.sanger.ac.uk/.