Past Events

Genetics & Mental Health: what do we know?

As part of Cardiff University School of Medicine’s Science in Health Public Lecture Series we are holding a free public talk to mark World Mental Health Day Genetics & Mental Health: what do we know?  Dr Annie Procter, Consultant Geneticist & Director of the Mental Health Clinical Board, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board Thursday 12th October 2017,… Read more »

Rare Disease Patient Network Annual Meeting

18th October 2017, Park Inn, Cardiff City Centre, 9.45am-2.45pm Join us for our third annual Rare Disease Patient Network meeting. Hear talks from expert speakers on the latest advances in the field of rare diseases. There will also be time for discussion and questions with our experts and opportunities for networking. The full agenda will… Read more »

Polyposis Meeting and Research Update

27th September 2017, Park Inn Hotel, Cardiff City Centre This meeting will bring together gastroenterologists, pathologists, clinical geneticists, surgeons, paediatricians researchers, genetic counsellors and trainees from these specialties. The event is designed to provide updates across the specialties on the field of inherited polyposis syndromes. The event will also be an opportunity to hear about… Read more »

3G public genetics conference – North Wales

24th October 2017, Catrin Finch Centre, Wrexham, 10am-2pm Like to find out more about the fascinating field of DNA, genetics and genomics and discover how it affects our everyday lives? Join us for the 2nd Wales Gene Park 3G conference in North Wales! The event is aimed at members of the public over 50, but… Read more »

Sequencing for Science and Impact

A College of Biomedical and Life Sciences Next Generation Sequencing Showcase 15th September 2017, 09:00-14:00, Cardiff University: venue to be confirmed The College of Biomedical and Life Sciences (CBLS) at Cardiff University contains a vibrant community of researchers using next-generation and 3rd-generation DNA sequencing technologies (NGS and 3rdGS) to tackle cutting-edge projects ranging from ecology… Read more »

3G public genetics conference

Like to find out more about the fascinating field of DNA, genetics and genomics and discover how it affects our everyday lives? Join us for the 2nd Wales Gene Park 3G conference! Hear expert talks on topics including: Using DNA to fight Wildlife Crime (Dr Rhys Jones, Cardiff University; presenter of BBC’s Rhys to the… Read more »

Public talk: The King’s DNA

Join us for a free public talk! The King’s DNA – Richard III: From car park to cathedral 6-7pm, Wednesday 28th June 2017, Catrin Finch Centre, Wrexham LL11 2AW Join Wales Gene Park to hear the story of the discovery and identification of the skeleton in the car park, including how DNA was used to help confirm… Read more »

Teachers’ Genetics CPD events

We are pleased to announce two genetics CPD (Continuing Professional Development) events for teachers in north and south Wales. These events are being held in collaboration with Techniquest. Monday 26th June, 9.30am-3.30pm, Life Sciences Hub, Cardiff Bay This event will comprise a series of short talks from experts on genetics topics relevant to the WJEC AS/A level biology syllabus… Read more »

Schools’ screening of GATTACA with genetics talk

Wales Gene Park and Into Film present a free, unique schools’ screening of the film GATTACA at The Savoy Theatre, Monmouth Wednesday 5th July 2017, 12.30pm to 3pm 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?… Read more »

Most Engaging Stand award

The Wales Gene Park Engagement Team had an excellent day at the Heath and Care Research Wales Involving People Network Annual meeting at the Cardiff City stadium on 1st March 2017. The event, entitled Your voice: why it matters – how public involvement shapes the research pathway in Wales, was a great opportunity to meet with… Read more »