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Title Carol Churcher: archives
Date c.1986-2005
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Name Churcher, Carol
Description Records from Carol Churcher's sequencing work at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) in Cambridge and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in Hinxton. Includes information on sequencing protocols c1986-2006; material on the first automated sequencing machine used at the LMB, an ABI 370A; material from her pathogen sequencing work; and a guide for using Staden software dated March 1992.
Historical Background

Carol Churcher gained a BSc in biological sciences from Lancaster University and then worked as a research technician on the influenza virus at the Department of Virology, University of Cambridge from 1978 to 1986. In 1986 she joined the cytomegalovirus sequencing project at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB). Churcher was at the LMB when they bought their first automated sequencing machine in 1988. This is believed to have been the first lab in the UK to have bought such a machine.

When the Sanger Centre was established in 1993, Churcher moved there and led a yeast sequencing team. These later became pathogen sequencing teams and Churcher was involved in sequencing the genome of the bacterium that causes tuberculosis (published 1998) and the parasite that causes malaria (published 2002).

Acquisition Details Donated by Mrs Carol Churcher in July 2013.
Accession Number 1996
Digitised No
Access Status Open
Access Conditions The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material.
Reproduction Conditions Images are supplied for private research only at the Archivist's discretion. Please note that material may be unsuitable for copying on conservation grounds. Researchers who wish to publish material must seek copyright permission from the copyright owner.
Related Material Whilst Head of Sequencing Operations at the Sanger Institute, Carol Churcher was interviewed about her work for the public engagement website Your Genome.
Subject Genetics
Subject Genomics
Subject Genome, Human
Subject Pathogenic microorganisms
MaterialType Archives - Non-digital
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