Rare Disease Day 2018 – Senedd reception

14th February 2018, 6-8pm Join Rare Disease UK for our annual Rare Disease Day reception at the Senedd. The theme for Rare Disease Day 2018 is: ‘Research’, continuing on from 2017. The event will include an update on progress with implementing the Welsh Government Rare Disease Implementation Plan and the progress of the recruitment for the… Read more »

SWAN (Syndromes without a Name) Event

Undiagnosed Genetic Conditions Information Event 30th January 2018, 10am – 2pm, The Park Inn, Cardiff City Centre, CF10 2JH (opposite the Motorpoint Arena). Does your child have global development delay (GDD) or learning/ physical difficulties that are unexplained?​ Has your child had genetic tests that have come back negative or with results of unknown clinical significance?… Read more »

The Future of Cancer Treatment – public event

Free public event Thursday 22 February 2018, 6:30pm – 8pm (talks start 6.30pm, doors open 6pm) Hadyn Ellis Building, Maindy Road, Cardiff University, CF24 4HQ ‘Personalised medicine’ is a way of providing treatments and healthcare tailored to individuals rather than using a ‘one-size fits all’ approach. Scientific advances, such as whole genome sequencing and wearable… Read more »

Wales Gene Park Annual Report 2016- 2017

The Wales Gene Park Annual Report 2016- 2017 is now available here The report shows how Wales Gene Park has evolved and adapted to make the very most in Wales of the opportunities presented by genomics. A major part of what the Wales Gene Park does is to make genomic technologies available to biomedical researchers… Read more »

New Genetics Modules at Cardiff University

Genetics modules for non-genetics health professionals Genetics and genomics are an integral part of our healthcare service and our range of genetics modules will enhance your skills, knowledge and insight in the growing sector of genetic healthcare. Each of the 3 Masters-level modules can be studied as a 20 credit or 30 credit module and… Read more »

Schools’ Genetics Roadshow 2017/18

Booking is now open for Wales Gene Park  Genetics Roadshow for schools and colleges in autumn 2017! The roadshow offers free genetics-related talks to year 12/13 students in your own school or college. At each roadshow two to three expert speakers will talk on topics such as: Inherited disorders Genetic counselling Stem cells Personalised medicine Genomics Biodiversity… Read more »

New MSc in Genetic and Genomic Counselling!

We are delighted to announce that Cardiff University’s new 3-year, part-time, largely distance learning MSc in Genetic and Genomic Counselling course is now open for applications, with commencement in September 2017. The closing date for applications in 31 May 2017. The course is accredited by both the UK Genetic Counsellor Registration Board and by the European… Read more »

Sign up to our Public Genetics Network!

Launched in June 2016, our public genetics network allows members of the public to keep up to date with all the latest information from Wales Gene Park. Free to join and open to anyone with an interest in genetics, members received a biannual (spring and autumn) e-newsletter highlighting Wales Gene Park events (including our public talks,… Read more »

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… Read more »

Teachers’ Genetics Network Newsletters

Archived copies of the Teachers’ Genetics Network Newsletters can be viewed or downloaded by clicking on the images below. To receive the most recent edition of the newsletter please join the Teachers’ Genetics Network. Autumn 2016   Summer 2016 Spring 2016 Autumn 2015 Summer 2015