Genome Academy 2023

Immersive three day experience for year 12 students interested in working in the field of biomedical research.

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Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, CB10 1SA


Tue 22nd Aug to Thu 24th Aug

Genomics is a rapidly developing field of research and is increasingly weaving its way into everyday life, from playing a role in vaccine development, virus tracking, personalised cancer treatments, unveiling family histories, solving crime and tackling the planet’s fragile ecosystems. There are a wide range of career opportunities in this field, some that didn’t even exist several years ago. 

Across three immersive days you will learn and experience the end to end process of how we translate DNA into data. The packed programme of activities will include talks on the latest cutting-edge science taking place at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, lab tours, hands-on experience with wet lab techniques such as DNA Extraction, PCR, DNA Sequencing as well as training with bioinformatics tools. You will also get the opportunity to meet a range of different staff working in this field.

Who is Genome Academy for?

Genome Academy is open to year 12 students interested in working in the field of biomedical research.

When is Genome Academy running?

Genome Academy 2023 is running on Tuesday 22 August to Thursday 24 August, 10am-4pm.

You are expected to attend all three days.

Where is it taking place?

Wellcome Sanger Institute, Hinxton, CB10 1SA

What does it cost?

There is no cost to attend the Genome Academy. Lunch and refreshments will be provided and travel bursaries will be made available for eligible students.

How do I apply?

Applications for this years Genome Academy has closed.

If the course is oversubscribed applicants will be shortlisted based on their application form

More information

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