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Sarah Teichmann is interested in global principles of protein interactions and gene expression . In particular, her research now focuses on genomics and immunity. Sarah did her PhD at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK and was a Beit Memorial Fellow at University College London. She started a group at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in 2001. In 2013, she moved to the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus in Hinxton/Cambridge, where her group was joint between the EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute and the WT Sanger Institute. From 2016, Sarah is the Head of Cellular Genetics at the WT Sanger Institute. Sarah is an EMBO member and fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, as well as a Fellow of the International Society of Computational Biology. Her work has been recognized by a number of prizes, including the Lister Prize, Biochemical Society Colworth Medal, Royal Society Crick Lecture, EMBO Gold Medal and Mary Lyon Medal.

Sarah Teichmann is one of the co-founders of the Human Cell Atlas, a global initiative bringing together thousands of scientists to ‘create a comprehensive reference map of the types and properties of all human cells, the fundamental unit of life, as a basis for understanding, diagnosing, monitoring and treating health and disease’ (HCA mission statement:


Professor in Stem Cell Medicine
Head of Cellular Genetics and Senior Group Leader - Sanger


Person keywords: 
single-cell RNA sequencing
protein structure
RNA sequencing
protein evolution
protein biochemistry