Open Saturday : Human Genome Project Anniversary

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


Sat 17th Oct, 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.

October marks the 30th anniversary of the start of the Human Genome Project. Come and discover why it was such a vital project, even for todays science.

Take a laboratory tour with the Wellcome Sanger Institute’s Cellular Generation and Phenotyping (CGAP) team. Explore the work they do everyday, including looking at different cell types and changing media.

Join our conversation about the important relationship between science and the media with some of our campus media and communication experts.

There will also be the opportunity for face-to-face virtual chat with the researchers and technicians.

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