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SELECTBIO Conferences European Lab Automation 2013

Michael Quail's Biography

Michael Quail, Team Leader, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Michael Quail is team leader of the Sequencing Research and Development Group at the Sanger Institute.
He obtained his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from the University of Hull, he then spent two years in industry at Quest International (a Unilever company), did his Ph.D and two postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Sheffield before moving to the Sanger Centre in February 1997.

From January to October 2010 Michael had the position of Library Coordinator where he managed the library
construction, 454 and mapping and archive groups. Michael was involved in the initial testing of the Solexa sequencing platform and set up a group in 2008 for preparing libraries to supply our production group. Since October 2010 he has been managing the sequencing R and D group which has been involved in evaluating new sequencing technologies, ancilliary equipment, molecular biology kits and reagents, and in development of new sequencing applications.

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Sequencing at The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in the Year 2013

Thursday, 6 June 2013 at 09:00

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I will give an overview of the organisation of our Institute, our sequencing infrastructure and what we are using it for. I will then go on to describe applications we have developed and improvements we have made to sequencing protocols.

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