Past Events

Sequencing for Science and Impact

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 »

Schools’ screening of GATTACA with genetics talk

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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 »

Living with Genetic Conditions sessions for students and the public

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Living with Genetic Conditions is an educational session originally developed for schools (specifically year 12 and 13 pupils) which, due to its popularity, has been expanded and is being delivered more widely to public audiences and also students on nursing and other healthcare courses at Cardiff University, University of South Wales, and Cardiff Metropolitan University amongst others. The sessions have… Read more »

Clinical Genetics & Psychiatry – What’s New?

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Friday 12th May 2017, Radisson Blu Hotel, Cardiff Increasingly genetic alterations are being identified which confer a risk of neurodevelopmental and mental health issues. Professionals in clinical genetics and psychiatry will need to address these issues with families and consider how genetic testing, appropriate information, and counselling might be beneficial to individuals and the wider… Read more »

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

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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… Read more »