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Genome Academy

Date: 24 January 2024

An immersive three day work experience opportunity for year 12 students who are interested in working in the field of biomedical research.

Location: Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, CB10 1SA (click for map)

Dates: Tuesday 9  – Thursday 11 April 2024


Genomics is a rapidly developing field of research. It is increasingly weaving its way into everyday life, from playing a role in vaccine development, virus tracking, personalised cancer treatments, unveiling family histories, solving crime, to tackling the planet’s fragile ecosystems.

There are a wide range of career opportunities in this field, some that didn’t even exist several years ago.

Across three immersive days, you will learn and experience the end-to-end process of how we translate DNA into data.

The packed programme of activities will include, talks on the latest cutting-edge science taking place at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, lab tours, hands-on experiences with wet lab techniques, such as DNA Extraction, PCR, and DNA sequencing, as well as training with bioinformatics tools.

You will also get the opportunity to meet a range of different staff working in genomics.


Who is the Genome Academy for?

The Genome Academy is open to year 12 students who are interested in working in the field of biomedical research.


When is the Genome Academy running?

The Genome Academy 2024 is running between Tuesday 9 – Thursday 11 April, 10am-4pm.

You would be expected to attend all three days.


Where is it taking place?

Wellcome Sanger Institute, Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, CB10 1SA


What does it cost?

The Genome Academy is free to attend. Lunch and refreshments will be provided and travel bursaries will be made available for eligible students.


How do I apply?

You can apply for the Genome Academy via this application form.

The deadline for applications is 23 February 2024.

If the course is oversubscribed applicants will be shortlisted based on their application form.


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