Cambridge: Wellcome Genome Campus visit

24 October 2017, 2.30 PM - 24 October 2017, 5.30 PM

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, Cambridgeshire, CB10 1SA

Another chance to discover the role played by the Wellcome Genome Campus in Cambridgeshire in the international project to sequence the first human genome. 

In March this year, 30 Cambridge Branch members and guests visited the Sanger Institute at the Wellcome Genome Campus in Hinxton, Cambs. The visit received such enthusiastic feedback that this second event has been arranged. Some places have already been allocated to those on the waiting list and only a limited number of places remain so please book early to avoid disappointment. 

The Wellcome Genome Campus is a scientific research campus built in the grounds of Hinxton Hall, where you can join University of Bristol alumni and friends of the Cambridge Branch for special visit on Tuesday 24 October 2017.

This is the perfect opportunity for alumni and friends to gather together for an introduction to the science taking place on the Wellcome Genome Campus at the Sanger Institute and European Bioinformatics Institute.

You will require your own transport to get to the campus (directions will be provided). Starting with an introduction to the basics of DNA and genetics, together we'll find out about the institutes' key roles in the international project to sequence the first human genome. We'll then be introduced to some of their current research and how it is beginning to change how human diseases are diagnosed and treated. At the end of the visit we'll be shown the new DNA sequencing facility as well as the large computer facility supporting the research.  Afterwards, we plan to gather in the nearby Red Lion pub. 

Cost Free

Booking information Booking is essential as a list of names will need to be provided to Sanger Centre security staff. Please email Alison Wilson on before 16 October to book your place. 

 Contact information For more information please contact Alison Wilson on

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