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Genomics Lite

Date: 1 November 2020

Genomics Lite is a public programme of digital events and live webinars, to inspire and engage public audiences with genomics.

Genomics Lite provides attendees with the unique opportunity to hear from scientists working across genomics about their work, their job, and their career history. Attendees also have the opportunity to ask questions to the guest speakers. The sessions are run securely on zoom webinar, and are interactive and engaging.

Upcoming talks

Join us for this online session where we speak to staff from the Wellcome Genome Campus about Ancient DNA. We will be discussing what is ancient DNA and what can we really do with it, can we bring back dinosaurs, dodos and woolly mammoths or is that just science fiction?

All recordings for previous sessions are available below.

What’s the biggest genome? – Thursday 8 August, 12-12.45pm, YouTube
How is AI used in bioscience? – Thursday 15 August, 12-12.45pm, YouTube
Ancient DNA – Excavating fact from fiction! – Thursday 22 August, 12-12.45pm, YouTube


How the sessions work

Each live session will give attendees the opportunity to learn more about how genomics is used in a variety of biological fields. Sessions will introduce the topic and highlight the role of genomics, how the topic is researched in the lab, as well as the career journey of the researcher.

Attendees can ask questions throughout the session about the topic and more broadly about working in science.

All sessions will be recorded and made available on our YouTube channel shortly after the session.

For more information, see our Genomics Lite FAQ page.


How to book

Genomics Lite sessions will be bookable via our Events page and open to all, students, teachers and those that just want to learn more about genomics.

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

Past series

Genomics Lite: Genomic cartography – Navigating with a human cell atlas – April 2024

Genomics Lite: Genomic cartography – Generating a human cell atlas – March 2024

Genomics Lite: Genetic alchemy – The science of gene editing – February 2024

Genomics Lite: What is a gene in focus – January 2024

Genomics Lite: Drug targets to validation in focus – November 2023

Genomics Lite: Exploring genome function in focus – October 2023

Genomics Lite: Mapping Malaria – April 2023

Genomics Lite: Exploring Cancer Genetics – March 2023

Genomics Lite: Biodiversity Genomics – February 2023

Genomics Lite: Bacterial Population Genomics – January 2023

Genomics Lite: Parasitic Worms – November 2022

Genomics Lite: Sequencing Techniques – October 2022

Genomics Lite: T Cells in Focus – May 2022

Genomics Lite: Cancer Mutations in Focus – April 2022

Genomics Lite: Sequencing Malaria in Focus – March 2022

Genomics Lite: Evolution and Proteins in Focus – February 2022

Genomics Lite: The Human Microbiome in Focus – January 2022

Genomics Lite: CRISPR in Focus – November 2021

Genomics Lite: Genomic Surveillance in Focus – October 2021

Genomics Lite: Antimicrobial Resistance in Focus – September 2021

Biodiversity and 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