Open Saturday: Bioarchaeology

Every third Saturday of the month explore the hidden world of genomics.


Sat 21st Nov, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Previously, on the third Saturday of each month, the Wellcome Genome Campus would open to the public, allowing people to tour the scenic campus, discover the science that takes place there, and explore an exhibition. With the campus having closed to visitors in March, Open Saturdays were put on pause. However these monthly events have now returned, with a twist!

Between September and November, the Open Saturday experience is going online. Each month we will bring you a variety of activities, topical conversations, virtual tours of the campus and much more, all brought to you from the comfort of your home.

In November we will be joined by Oxford Archaeology who will talk about the archaeological digs that took place at the campus.

Join Clemency Cooper, Community Archaeology Manager at Oxford Archaeology, to determine what materials rot (or not!) in the ground. What survives for archaeologists to discover during excavations and what can they learn from this?

Petra Korlevic is a Postdoc (Wellcome Genome Campus) working on a project nicknamed “Neandersquito”, which focuses on extracting DNA and sequencing historic malaria transmitting mosquitoes. In this talk we will explore what it takes to sequence DNA from old samples, from fossil bones to historic specimens stored in museum archives.

There will also be the opportunity for virtual chat with all of our presenters.

Feel free to attend everything, or just drop in for one or two of the activities.