Formerly The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC), the Earlham Institute is a world-leading research institute focused on exploring living systems with computational science and biotechnology, to answer ambitious biological questions and generate enabling scientific resources for the lifesciences community.
The Institute’s research brings together multidisciplinary expertise in biosciences, bioinformatics, high performance computing and statistics to understand complex biological systems in relation to improving plant, animal and human health.
Their cutting-edge, diverse genomics and computational platforms support data-intensive research that embraces and confronts modern scientific challenges surrounding data scale and complexity.
They host one of the largest computing hardware facilities dedicated to life science research in Europe, and have a unique provision to produce and process biological data efficiently and at a large-scale.
The Earlham Institute’s research priorities align with those of the BBSRC to address the challenges of maintaining food security, life-long health and well-being, energy security and living with environmental change, through the application of genomic technologies. As part of the National Capability in Genomics for BBSRC, the Institute’s state-of-the-art DNA sequencing facility operates multiple complementary technologies for data generation that provide the foundation for analyses furthering the fundamental understanding of genomes and how they function.
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