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 is led by a Team Head, with overall leadership from the Director, Professor Julian Rayner.

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Courses and Conferences

We fund, develop and deliver training and conferences that span basic research, cutting-edge biomedicine, and the application of genomics in healthcare.

Working with internationally-renowned scientists and healthcare professionals, we run events at the Wellcome Genome Campus and in low- and middle-income countries that aim to educate, inspire, and transform careers.

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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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Public Engagement

Our ambition is to build a world-leading engaged research campus by supporting and empowering the Wellcome Genome Campus community to develop relationships across a range of different audiences. We do this through a varied programme of support, mentoring and the creation of live and digital experiences.

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Society and Ethics Research

We explore ethical, legal and social issues raised by genomics. With specialist expertise in genetic counselling, we contribute a societal voice on the impact of genomics on patients, as well as develop policy and teaching practice. Our empirical research often has an ethical conundrum at the heart of it, and our team delivers evidence-based engagement around attitudes, trust and value in genomics.

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