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Professor Durbin leads Cambridge University's collaboration with the Darwin Tree of Life Project

last modified Nov 08, 2019 09:44 AM

Professor Richard Durbin will lead Cambridge University's involvement with the Darwin Tree of Life Project funded by the Wellcome Trust.  Giving an insight into the diverse range of species on the British Isles.

The £9.4m funding will support a collaboration of ten research institutes, museums and associated organisations to launch the first phase of sequencing all the species on the British Isles. This will see the teams collect and ‘barcode’ around 8000 key British species of animal, plant and fungi, and deliver high-quality genomes of 2000 species.

The full press release from the University of Cambridge can be found here.