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Genomic Futures insight days

Date: 24 January 2024

Our insight days are available for year 10 and year 11 students, who are interested in learning more about genomic technologies, and the careers available in the field.

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

Dates: Tuesday 28 or Wednesday 29 May 2024


Genomics is a rapidly developing field of research, which is relevant to healthcare, drug development, tracking infectious diseases, tracing ancestry, solving crime, recording biodiversity, monitoring ecosystem biodiversity and many other expanding areas.

There are a wide range of career opportunities in this dynamic field that use a variety of skills, and many new job descriptions are being developed.

During the Genomic Futures insight day, you will experience the journey from sample collection to data output. Learning through practical experience and from professionals, you will explore the laboratories, facilities, technical skills and career opportunities at the Wellcome Sanger Institute. Hear about cutting-edge research, use micropipettes, get hands-on with gel electrophoresis and discover the fascinating world of bioinformatics.

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


Who are the Genomic Futures insight days for?

Our Genomic Future insight days are available to year 10 and year 11 students, who are interested in learning more about genomic technologies, and the careers available in the field.


When are the Genomic Futures insight days running?

You can either attend on Tuesday 28 May or Wednesday 29 May 2024. You will be hosted at the Wellcome Sanger Institute between 9am-4pm.


Where is it taking place?

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


What does it cost?

Our Genomic Futures insight days are free to attend. Lunch and refreshments will be provided and travel bursaries will be made available for eligible students.


How to apply

If you would like to attend please complete this application form.

The deadline for applications is 17 April 2024.

We place inclusion, equity, and social justice, at the centre of our work. We therefore prioritise our in-person support for schools in areas of high deprivation, with a high proportion of students in receipt of pupil premium, and in areas of low social mobility. Due to the high number of requests for in-person activities, we will review each request on a case-by-case basis, with priority being given to those schools in underserved communities.


Download our poster

If you’d like to share a PDF or print a poster for your school, please download our poster: Genomic Futures Insight Day Poster – May 2024.


More information

For more information or questions about the insight days email us at engage@wellcomeconnectingscience.org