sanger-tol is by design a collaborative effort, and would not exist if it were not for the efforts of many dedicated contributors.


The sanger-tol pipelines and community is driven by many individuals, listed below. This list updates automatically.

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Tree of Life programme at Wellcome Sanger Institute works with several partners across the globe to deliver its goal to sequence all eukaryotic life on the planet. Some of these organisations are listed below, along with a key person who you can contact for advice.

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Tree of Life
Wellcome Sanger Institute

The Tree of Life Programme investigates the diversity of complex organisms (eukaryotes - organisms that have a nucleus) through sequencing and cellular technologies. We generate and use high-quality genome sequences to explore the evolution of life, provide the raw materials for new biotechnology and deliver tools and understanding for biodiversity conservation.

European Nucleotide Archive
European Molecular Biology Laboatory - European Bioinformatics Institute

The European Nucleotide Archive (ENA) provides a comprehensive record of the world’s nucleotide sequencing information, covering raw sequencing data, sequence assembly information and functional annotation.

Projects we are involved with

Tree of Life programme at Wellcome Sanger Institute is part of several biodiversity projects. You can see an overview of these below.

Darwin Tree of Life

The Darwin Tree of Life (DToL) project aims to sequence the genomes of 70,000 species of eukaryotic organisms in Britain and Ireland. It is a collaboration between biodiversity, genomics and analysis partners that is transforming the way we do biology, conservation and biotechnology.