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Genetic sequencing offers same-day TB testing

Genetic sequencing offers same-day TB testing

Updated 13/03/2017

Researchers have for the first time shown that standard tuberculosis (TB) diagnostic tests can be replaced by a sub-24 hour genetic test applied to the TB bacteria in a patient’s sputum. Dr Zamin Iqbal from the Wellcome Trust Centre of Human Genetics co-led this study.

"Drugs from Bugs" tops list of LAB282’s first round of grants

"Drugs from Bugs" tops list of LAB282’s first round of grants

Updated 24/02/2017

LAB282, the £13m drug discovery partnership for Oxford University, has made its first wave of awards, backing projects targeting cardiovascular and infectious diseases including the 'Drugs from Bugs' project led by Prof. Shoumo Bhattacharya.

Prof Lindgren Wins International Award

Prof Lindgren Wins International Award

Updated 22/02/2017

Professor Cecilia Lindgren has received the Khwarizmi International Award (KIA)  for her work on "Dissection of the Molecular Pathogenesis of Obesity and Fat distribution". The Khwarizmi International Award seeks to recognize the efforts made by researchers, innovators and inventors from all over the world.

3rd colorectal cancer network meeting to be held in Oxford

3rd colorectal cancer network meeting to be held in Oxford

Updated 15/02/2017

Specially invited speakers, among them some of the world's finest researchers, will speak about their latest achievements and research on colorectal cancer. The lectures are open to all interested in advances within research on colorectal cancer, and the theme for this meeting is Genomic stability and instability in cancer.

Centre director speaking on Royal Society panel

Centre director speaking on Royal Society panel

Updated 09/01/2017

WTCHG Director, Prof Peter Donnelly, spoke as part of a Prof Brian Cox chaired panel for the Royal Society's event "Science Matters - Machine Learning and Artificial intelligence". 

Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics awarded funding for the next 5 years

Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics awarded funding for the next 5 years

Updated 08/12/2016

Wellcome has announced funding of £118 million to 14 major research centres, including three centres based in Oxford. The Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics, based in Oxford for 22 years, has played a pioneering role in the progress and success of human disease genetics and mechanism research. 

Nanopore Data Update

Nanopore Data Update

Updated 15/12/2016

We have now made available additional Oxford Nanopore sequencing data, adding raw data files to the existing dataset.

Nanopore Human Genome

Nanopore Human Genome

Updated 01/12/2016

Scientists from the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics (WTCHG) have used Oxford Nanopore Technologies MinION sequencing devices to sequence two human DNA samples, in an exploration of the capabilities of the pocket-sized, USB-powered sequencing devices.

Science Uncovered

Science Uncovered

Updated 28/11/2016

Dr Rose Wilson, of the Green lab, has written of their experience running a stall at the 'Science Uncovered' late-night event at the Natural History Museum, London.

Dr Claire Palles interviewed by NDM

Dr Claire Palles interviewed by NDM

Updated 24/11/2016

Dr. Claire Palles, part of the Tomlinson group based at the WTCHG, has been highlighted by the Nuffield Department of Medicine as part of their series of video interviews. Hear more about how Dr. Palles uses whole genome sequencing with the aim of discovering genetic variants that affect susceptibility to colorectal cancer and Barrett’s oesophagus.