Life in the Lab: working in a DNA sequencing pipeline

This film shows all of the processes involved in sequencing a DNA sample; from receiving a sample DNA to releasing the assembled DNA sequence data.

Louise Aigrain is a senior staff scientist, working in DNA Pipelines Research and Development group at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. The Research and Development group develop new, improved methods to sequence DNA samples using a range of different technologies.

In this film Louise outlines all the processes involved in sequencing a DNA sample, from receiving a prepared sample of DNA to releasing the assembled DNA sequence data to other scientists. She demonstrates how she works efficiently and safely in the lab, and discusses how the lab tracks samples and carries out quality control checks.

This film is part of a series of Life in the lab films that provide an in-depth look at some of the laboratory processes used by different teams at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.  The film has been developed to support the OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 in laboratory skills. 

This page was last updated on 2021-07-21