The Centre for Genomics and Global Health (CGGH) is a joint research programme of Oxford University and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, directed by Dominic Kwiatkowski. Our goal is to help to solve practical problems in global health by using new approaches in genomics, epidemiology and data-sharing.
Our research group comes from a wide variety of backgrounds, ranging from clinical medicine and social science to mathematics and software engineering. From our labs at Oxford and the Sanger Institute, we work with partners in over 20 countries around the world.
Our funding comes largely from the Wellcome Trust, the Medical Research Council and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. We are an MRC Translational Medicine Centre.
The focus of our research is to develop new tools to assist the global campaign to eliminate malaria, but the methods and tools that we are developing can also be applied to other infectious diseases.
A large part of our work is to provide support for data-sharing networks that enable scientists around the world to work together effectively on large-scale projects, such as MalariaGEN and WWARN. We develop web databases and tools to help them analyse data, and we provide training in areas such as statistics and ethics.