Who we are

Our mission

Wellcome Connecting Science is based at the Wellcome Genome Campus, Cambridgeshire, UK. Our activities inspire new thinking, spark conversation, support learning, and measure attitudes, drawing on the ground-breaking research taking place on the Wellcome Genome Campus.

We form collaborations and work with partners across the globe to ensure our impact and reach is as wide as possible.

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Our people

The programme comprises individuals with a variety of skills and expertise, within teams focused on a number of specific audiences. Each area is led by an Associate Director, with overall leadership from the Director, Professor Julian Rayner.

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Learning and Training

Our Learning and Training offer spans basic research, cutting-edge biomedicine, and the application of genomics in healthcare. We fund, develop and deliver courses and conferences, working with globally-renowned scientists and healthcare professionals. Our Courses and Conferences team deliver events online, on the Campus, and in regional training hubs across Africa, Asia, and Latin America that aim to educate, inspire, and transform careers.

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Engagement and Society

Our work across Engagement and Society uses research and engagement methods to investigate the impact of genomics on people and communities. We listen, gather and share insights on public attitudes and experiences. And we use this understanding to create new and innovative ways to support a diverse range of communities, learners, educators, and researchers, discover how genomic science is relevant to our lives.

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Programme and Strategy

Within Programme and Strategy we create both the strategic and operational framework that supports the successful delivery of Connecting Science’s key mission and goals. As part of articulating our strategic vision, we capture impact and evaluation, produce programme-wide communications, and work on large-scale projects including funding, review, and governance. Hinxton Hall Conference Centre sits within this area as a significant piece of infrastructure that underpins events and other activities across our programme.

Hinxton Hall Conference Centre

Hinxton Hall Conference Centre boasts world-class event and meeting spaces designed for knowledge sharing in the scientific research community. It combines stunning contemporary architecture with the Grade II*-listed Hinxton Hall, offering flexible meeting rooms for 2 to 300, as well as accommodation and catering.

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