Public talk: Prostate cancer – how research is improving patient outcomes


Join us for this free public event for prostate cancer awareness month!

Thursday 23rd March 2017; talks 6.15-7.45pm (registration, coffee and stands from 5.45pm)

Hadyn Ellis building, Cardiff University, CF24 4HQ

In Wales prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. To find out more about it, join us at this public event to hear expert talks on the latest research discoveries including some of the recent findings from clinical trials; perceptions and attitudes around prostate cancer; genetic studies. There will also be an opportunity to hear a personal account from someone affected by prostate cancer, and time for discussion and questions with the experts.

This event is FREE but you must register to attend via Eventbrite

For further information email walesgenepark@cardiff.ac.uk or phone 02920 746940

Organised by Wales Gene Park and Cancer Research UK

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Engagement award for Wales Gene Park!


Wales Gene Park has been named as winner of the ‘Outstanding Contribution to Engagement’ award at Cardiff University School of Medicine’s inaugural STAR awards ceremony.

The awards, which recognise the achievement of excellence by members of staff across the School of Medicine, were presented by Jayne Dowden (Chief Operating Officer, Cardiff University) at Cardiff’s City Hall on October 18th.

Angela Burgess, Wales Gene Park’s Education and Engagement Project Manager, said “We are delighted to have received this award for the genetics engagement programme we have delivered to health professionals, schools and colleges, patients, and the general public, throughout Wales for over 13 years”.

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Pictured above with the award are (left to right) Jayne Dowden, Emma Hughes (Wales Development Officer, Genetic Alliance UK), Angela Burgess (Education and Engagement Project Manager, Wales Gene Park), Rhian Morgan (Education and Engagement Officer, Wales Gene Park) and Professor Ian Weeks (Associate Dean of Clinical Innovation, Cardiff University).

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Public genetics conference in North Wales!


Join us for the first Wales Gene Park Genetics and Genomics for the 3rd Generation (3G) public conference in North Wales! Tuesday 29th November 2016, The Racecourse Ground, Wrexham, LL11 2AH, 12.30pm – 4pm.

There will be a series of short talks on a range of interesting, genetics-related subjects throughout the day (you can join us for the whole event or drop in for any of the talks! There will be a 5 minute break between talks to drop-in or out), along with some stands for visitors to enjoy.

The event is primarily aimed at members of the public over 50, but everyone is welcome!

Attendance is FREE but you must register to attend via Eventbrite: http://ow.ly/4npALL

Lunch and refreshments provided.

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This event is supported by the Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Supprt Fund and Cardiff University.

Public talk: Genomic Medicine – What it is and How the 100,000 Genomes Project Can Help the NHS to Deliver it


Join Dr Tom Fowler, Genomics England’s Director of Public Health and Deputy Chief Scientist, to learn about genomic medicine and how the 100,000 Genomes project can help the NHS to deliver it. There will also be a question and answer session with the speaker.

Free Public event

Thursday 13th October 2016, 7 – 8pm

Large Chemistry Lecture Theatre (room 1.123), Cardiff University Main Building, Park Place, CF10 3AT

For further information email walesgenepark@cardiff.ac.uk or phone 02920 746940

 

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This event is organised by Wales Gene Park and Cardiff University School of Medicine’s Public Understanding of Science in Health (PUSH) group as part of the Science in Health Public Lecture Series: www.cardiff.ac.uk/medicine/push

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 data management.

  • Learn about data management and how to put together a successful Data Management Plan.
  • Discover the resources and support available within the University to help you succeed.
  • Learn how to manage your research data throughout the lifespan of your project and beyond.

Refreshments and lunch is included.
This event is free of charge but please register by emailing AshelfordKE@Cardiff.ac.uk to attend.

Programme

Download workshop programme.

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To register

To register, or further enquiries, please contact Dr Kevin Ashelford at
AshelfordKE@Cardiff.ac.uk.

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Contributors

This workshop would not be possible without the generous support, advice, and input from our colleagues:

  • Sarah Phillips – Portfolio Management and IT Services
  • Sian Collins – Strategic Planning and Governance
  • Matt Cooper – Strategic Planning & Governance
  • Lee Bartlett – Research and Innovation Services
  • Robert Andrews – School of Medicine – System Immunity URI
  • Mark Einon – School of Medicine – PsychMed
  • Peter Giles – Wales Gene Park
  • Christine Kitchen – ARCCA
  • Martyn Guest – ARCCA
  • Kevin Ashelford – Wales Gene Park

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 traits of their parents. But, what about the science behind this? To find out more, join us for a screening of the film Gattaca, followed by a presentation ‘Could genetic design make me a better PlayStation Player?’ by Dr Thomas Caspari from the School of Medical Sciences at Bangor University. Spaces will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

This event will provide school pupils with an opportunity to attend a screening of the film Gattaca in the new Pontio Arts and Innovation Centre at Bangor University, hear a talk from a scientific expert on genetic design and put their questions to him afterwards. The event is aimed at school pupils aged 15+

For more information or to book, please email rhys.bebb@intofilm.org

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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 epilepsy and the role biobanks can play in patient research. Talks from experts will follow the journey from patients in the clinic, to recruitment to a research biobank, looking after the DNA samples, and making genetic discoveries. There will also be time for discussion and questions with our experts.

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This event is FREE but you must register to attend via Eventbrite: http://ow.ly/4nq1M3

Organised by the Wales Gene Park in association with Swansea University as part of the Wales Festival of Innovation: http://www.festivalofinnovation.org/ 

The Angelina Jolie Effect: A public event to explore how breast cancer runs in families


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 for you. Clinicians and researchers will talk about current practice and findings and someone affected by inherited breast cancer will share their story and experiences. There will also be time for discussion and questions with our experts.

website flyer1This event is free but you must register to attend via Eventbrite: http://ow.ly/4nchgu (search for ‘Angelina Jolie’)

Organised by the Wales Gene Park in association with Cancer Research UK as part of the Wales Festival of Innovation: http://www.festivalofinnovation.org/ 

 

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 expert talks on genetics-related subjects including:

  • Genetics & health
  • Ancestry & the DNA Cymru project
  • Biodiversity & conservation
  • Poisons & medicines
  • DNA barcoding the plants of Wales
  • Forensic science

Join us all day or drop in for any of the talks! There will be a 5 minute break between talks to drop-in or out. There will also be interactive stands showcasing some of the latest research and projects in Wales. The event is primarily aimed at members of the public over 50, but everyone is welcome!

Attendance is FREE but you must register to attend via Eventbrite: http://ow.ly/4npALL

Refreshments and lunch provided

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This event is organised by the Wales Gene Park as part of the Wales Festival of Innovation 2016: http://www.festivalofinnovation.org/ and sponsored by the Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Supprt Fund and Cardiff University.

 

Book now for the 2016 Sixth Form Genetics Conference!


The Wales Gene Park Sixth Form Genetics Conference 2016, entitled ‘A journey through genetics and genomics’ 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, Wrexham

Join us at this free event for year 12 and 13 students to hear about the latest advances in genetics from expert speakers! Topics include gene editing and the ethics around its use;  Living with Genetic Conditions: perspectives from young people; Using DNA in the fight against wildlife crime; genetics and rugby; mitochondrial donation, and more…..

The booking form can be found here, or for any enquiries please email walesgenepark@cardiff.ac.uk or phone 02920 746940

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