Welcome to the Wales Gene Park

Harnessing Genetics to advance Research, Healthcare, Education and Innovation.

Our mission is to promote and facilitate medical genetic research and to educate and inform the public, health professionals, and young people alike about the issues and opportunities raised by genetics.

We bring together expertise and experience in genetics within Wales, provide state-of-the-art technologies to researchers in Wales and provide innovative initiatives to educate and engage health professionals and the public in Wales and beyond.

The Wales Gene Park is funded by Welsh Government through Health and Care Research Wales.


WGP Data Management Plan Workshop.
Friday 17th June 2016, 9.30am – 3pm. Register now by emailing AshelfordKE@Cardiff.ac.uk. Join us in Cardiff University’s Michael Griffiths lecture theatre (Heath Park Campus) to discover all you need to know about research ...
Film Screening of Gattaca for Schools: Could genetic design make me a better Play Station Player?
Thursday 30th June, 9.45am – 12.45pm, Pontio Arts and Innovation Centre, Bangor University Gattaca presents a future in which children are genetically designed to ensure that they possess the best hereditary ...
Gene discovery in epilepsy: the role of biobanks in patient research
Thursday 23rd June 2016; 6 – 7.30pm; MRC CLIMB seminar room (Room 117), Institute of Life Science 1, Singleton Park, Swansea University SA2 8PP Join us to explore gene discovery in ...
The Angelina Jolie Effect: A public event to explore how breast cancer runs in families
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Thursday 30th June 2016, 6 – 7.30pm, Catrin Finch Centre, Glyndwr University, Wrexham Join us at this interactive event to explore the genetics of breast cancer and what it may mean ...
Genetics and Genomics for the 3rd Generation (3G) conference
Join us for the first Wales Gene Park Genetics and Genomics for the 3rd Generation (3G) public conference!  Wednesday 22nd June 2016, The Park Inn, Cardiff City Centre, 10am – 2.30pm Hear ...
Dates announced for 2016 Sixth Form Genetics Conference
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The Wales Gene Park Sixth Form Genetics Conference 2016 will take place on the following dates: Monday 28th November 2016 – St David’s Hall, Cardiff Wednesday 30th November 2016 – William Aston Hall, Glyndwr University, ...
Wales Gene Park stand wins award!
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The Wales Gene Park was voted winner of the “Most Engaging Stand” at the Health and Care Research Wales Involving People Network annual meeting 2016 held at the Cardiff City ...
Teachers’ Genetics Network Newsletters
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Archived copies of the Teachers’ Genetics Network Newsletters can be downloaded from here. For up-to-date copies of the most recent newsletters, please join the Teachers’ Genetics Network.