Tuesday 20th November 2018, William Aston Hall, Wrexham

Wednesday 28th November 2018 St David’s Hall, Cardiff

Spotlight on Genetics and Genomics will be the 8th Wales Gene Park Sixth Form Genetics Conference. Aimed at year 12 and 13 biology students, this free event will look at how discoveries in the rapidly-advancing areas of DNA, genetics and genomics are being applied to aspects of everyday life. Talks, delivered by experts in the field, will include…….

  • Introductory talks on DNA, Genetics and Genomics
  • Ethical Dilemmas in Clinical Genetics
  • The Genetics of Sleep
  • The Genetics of Ageing and the Quest for Immortality
  • DNA Analysis in Forensic Science
  • The Genetics of Society
  • Astrobiology

……..amongst other exciting, current topics!

Confirmed speakers include Dr Claire Asher (Science Communicator), Dr Sue Assinder (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine), John Holt (University of Leicester), Professor Peter Kille (Cardiff University), Dr Joao Pedro de Magalhães (University of Liverpool), Dr Alex Murray (All Wales Medical Genetics Service & Cardiff University), Amy Rattenbury (Glyndwr University), Dr Katie Swaden Lewis (Cardiff University)….and more. NB: the programme will vary between venues due to the availability of speakers

There will also be interactive stands, with activities and careers information, for students to visit.

Booking form available here

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