Open Saturday: CGAP Takeover

Each month we invite you to explore the hidden world of genomics, with researchers from the Wellcome Genome Campus. Take part in interactive activities, workshops and tours, and have the chance to chat to our researchers.


Sat 27th Mar, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Join us once a month for our virtual Open Saturday event, where 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.

This month our Cellular Generation and Phenotyping (CGAP) team will be taking over! Come and discover how this core facility provides vital support to the Wellcome Sanger Institute. Take a behind the scenes tour of their lab and through a variety of talks, hear about the work they do day to day – from discovering genes essential to cancer cell survival – to contributing to the COVID-19 Genomics UK consortium.


2:00-2:15pm Introduction

The Cellular Generation and Phenotyping (CGAP) core facility provides central cell biology support to the Sanger Institute, carrying out multiple, distinct and often large-scale cell biology projects.

2:15-2:30pm Session 1: Stem Cells

What are stem cells; where do they come from and how can they be used? Find out in this brief introduction to the fascinating topic.

2:30-2:45pm Session 2: Human Cell Atlas

Find out about the Human Cell Atlas project and how it aims to map the types and properties of all human cells in the human body.

2:45-3:15pm Session 3: Tour of CGAP Laboratory

A behind the scenes tour of the laboratories, with footage of the scientists carrying out their work to give insight into what a working laboratory really looks like.

3:15-3:30pm Session 4: Organoids

Find out what an Organoid is and how it is helping with vital work.

3:30-3:45pm Session 5: CRISPR

An introduction to genome editing using CRISPR Technology: What is CRISPR and why do we use it?

3:45-4:00pm Session 6: COVID-19

Come and hear how CGaP is playing an instrumental role in the Institute’s contribution to the COVID-19 Genomics UK Consortium, involving large-scale, nation-wide virus sample and metadata collection, preparation, sequencing, analysis and data visualisation

There will also be the opportunity for virtual chat with the researchers and technicians, where you can ask questions about their work.