In.D.N.A Jones and the big genetic data hunt

Explore what we can find out about ourselves from our DNA through a range of hands-on activities with staff from the Wellcome Genome Campus.

Location: (click for map)

The Guildhall, Market Square, CB2 3QJ


Sat 18th Mar, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sat 18th Mar, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Sun 19th Mar, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

What can your genetic data tell us about you? Explore how DNA analysis helps shed light on our past, present and maybe even our future through a range of hands-on activities. You can unravel the structure of DNA with our sequence bracelets and pit yourself against a DNA sequencing machine. We’ll be comparing your genetic characteristics with other visitors by seeing which smells and tastes your genes enable you to detect. You can also look at our primate relatives and decide who are our closest ancestors.

The Wellcome Genome Campus Public Engagement team and scientists from the EMBL European Bioinformatics Institute and Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute will be on hand to help you with the activities and talk about their research on genomics.

The EMBL European Bioinformatics Institute and Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute are both on the Wellcome Genome Campus near the village of Hinxton, south of Cambridge. The Campus is home to some of the world’s foremost Institutes and organisations in genomics and computational biology, committed to delivering life-changing science with the reach, scale and imagination to solve some of humanity’s greatest challenges.

More information:

Cambridge Science Festival 2017