Wellcome Genome Campus Connecting Science
Wellcome Genome Campus Connecting Science works closely with the Wellcome Sanger Institute, as well as other organisations on the Wellcome Genome Campus, to enable everyone to explore genomic science and its impact on research, health and society.
Connecting Science’s mission is to inspire new thinking, spark conversation and support learning by drawing on the ground-breaking research taking place on Campus. It connects researchers, health professionals and the wider public, creating opportunities and spaces to explore genomic science and its impact on people.
The programme is led by Dr Julian Rayner, and includes the following teams:
Wellcome Genome Campus Advanced Courses and Scientific Conferences develop and deliver postgraduate training and meetings focussed on research and the clinical applications of genomics in human and infectious disease. Working with internationally renowned scientists and clinicians, and often collaborating closely with researchers from the Sanger Institute, they aim to deliver events that educate, inspire, and transform careers.
The Wellcome Genome Campus Conference Centre boasts world-class event and meeting spaces designed for knowledge sharing in the scientific research community. It combines stunning contemporary architecture with a traditional setting, offering flexible meeting rooms, accommodation and catering for scientific events of all sizes.
Wellcome Genome Campus Public Engagement encourages exploration and discussion about genomics, from the exciting research findings to the social and ethical questions it can raise. Working together with collaborators in scientific research, the arts and humanities, public engagement and education specialists, and cultural organisations, they aim to share knowledge, spark discussions, and foster a community of engaged researchers.
Wellcome Genome Campus Society and Ethics Research uses quantitative and qualitative research methods to investigate the psychological, social, and ethical impact of genomics. Asking ‘how are people responding to genomics?’, they gather and share data on attitudes that can be used to improve the experiences of the public, patients and their families, health professionals, genetic counsellors and researchers.
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