VR Genomics

Wellcome Trust Sangar Institute

About the Project

Hammerhead have been working with The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute since 2015, making early progress towards the creation of a VR genome browser for the Human Genome Project. The project was inspired by the Big Data VR Challenge launched by The Wellcome Trust and Epic Games, using the power of UE4 to visualise big data in VR.

Together, we hope to develop a VR browser that enables researchers to navigate and visualise the large scale epigenomic data sets generated by The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.

We believe that a VR browser can harness more of the capabilities of the human eye and brain to help researchers recognise correlations and associations between genomics data, and accelerate the pace of innovation.

See our R&D work and how we answered the Big Data Challenge as a 360 video here. More news on the latest development to follow.

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