Genomics Lite

A new programme of live webinars for upper secondary science students

Genomics Lite is a new programme of live webinars to inspire and engage upper secondary school students. 

Running on Thursdays after school (4:30-5:30 pm), pupils will have the chance to hear from and ask questions to scientists from the Wellcome Genome Campus. 

The programme will cover a new curriculum-linked topic every half term and will look at the topic in context of cutting-edge research, what techniques and equipment are used in the lab, what the big questions in the field are, and what career pathways scientists have taken. 

Each topic will be accompanied by pre-and post-session resources to support learning in the classroom and at home. 

Genomics Lite has now finished for 2020/2021. Follow us on social media, check this page or sign up to our Education Update newsletter to hear when new sessions are added. 

How the sessions work

Each live session will give pupils the opportunity to learn more about how genomics is used in a variety of biological fields. Session content will vary but will include an introduction to the topic, a talk, tour, or demonstration by a scientist, and a chance for pupils to ask questions to a researcher. One session per week will be recorded and made available on our youtube channel soon after the session.

Each topic will be accompanied by resources that can be used to support learning in the classroom or at home.

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How to book

Genomics Lite sessions will be bookable via our Eventbrite page

Pupils are encouraged to sign up for the sessions if they'll be accessing the sessions themselves. Teachers can register if they intend on showing the session in an after school classroom setting. 

Attendees will be emailed a secure Zoom webinar link to the session as well as some optional pre-session resources. 

If a session becomes oversubscribed, priority will be given to pupils and schools in underserved communities, including schools in areas of deprivation and low social mobility. 

Past series

These series have finished, and recordings of the sessions are now available on each page, along with learning resources. 

Biodiversity & Evolution Series: June - July 2021  

Cancer Research Series: April - May 2021  

Human Genetic Variation Series: March 2021

Infectious Diseases Series: January - February 2021

The Human Genome Project Series: November - December 2020