Thursday, 30. July 2020, Online, Genome Lates: A special Human Genome Project Anniversary season
About this Event
To celebrate 20 years since the landmark first draft of the complete Human Genome, we’ll be exploring some of the groundbreaking work happening at the Wellcome Genome Campus in Cambridgeshire and meeting the people behind the science.
Our free online talks will present personal stories and reflect on breathtaking advances in genomic science, while inviting audiences to discuss and share views of the impact of new discoveries on their lives and wider society, today and into the future.
We’ll hear from our current Campus Institute Directors, people who worked during the earliest days of the Human Genome Project, some of today’s early career researchers, trainers and technicians, and scientists working to defeat the spread of COVID-19.
The Genome Lates special anniversary season will run from July to November 2020. Sign up to our mailing list for regular updates and booking details.
30 July, 6-7pm
The anniversary Genome Lates season opens with Prof Sir Mike Stratton, Director of the Wellcome Sanger Institute in conversation with award-winning writer, presenter and broadcaster Dr Kat Arney.
27 August, 6-7.30pm
Join us for a discussion with early career researchers, trainers and technicians from the Wellcome Genome Campus. Tapoka Mkandawire, PhD student studying parasites and microbiome, Sanger Institute, Dr Piv Gopalasingam, Scientific Training Officer, EMBL-EBI, Dr Virginie Uhlmann, Research Group Leader, EMBL-EBI, Menna Ghouraba, Advanced Research Assistant, Sanger Institute, will talk about their work and the contribution it will make to the future landscape of genomics and biodata.
28 September, 6-7pm
Prof Ewan Birney, Deputy Director General of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and Joint Director of the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) will touch on his experience working on the Human Genome Project, highlight some of the cutting-edge work taking place at EMBL-EBI, and offer his forecasts for the future of biodata.
29 October, 6-7.30pm
Dr Jane Loveland, Annotation Project Leader, EBI, Dr Kerstin Howe, Senior Scientific Manager, Sanger Institute, and Dr Simon G. Gregory, Professor of Neurology, Duke University School of Medicine will be reflecting on their work on the Human Genome Project, how we interpret and apply this knowledge today, and how the information will be accessed and used in future.
26 November, 6-7pm
Dr Cordelia Langford will be talking about how Wellcome Genome Campus is contributing to the COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) Consortium and how this vital collaborative effort will inform our understanding of the virus.
You can also explore our YouTube channel for some great films and resources on the Human Genome Project.