In line with government advice on COVID-19, and in accordance with our host institution, Cardiff University, all Wales Gene Park staff are working remotely and adapting to new ways to deliver our programme of work. This means that while our laboratory work will be postponed until it is safe for us to return to work as usual, support for pre-laboratory project planning and data analysis is ongoing.

All Education and Engagement activities have been cancelled until the end of August, but the team are looking at other means of delivering an alternative programme of events. Please check our events calendar and website homepage for notice of rescheduled events. Additionally, if you have a Twitter account, you can follow us (@WalesGenePark) for information and updates.

If you have any enquiries about Wales Gene Park activities, please email

Regular updates on the research situation in Wales are available via our funders, Health and Care Research Wales:

Although our current activities cannot be described as “business as usual”, please be assured that we are still here and still working hard to promote and support genetic and genomic research in Wales. Our virtual doors are always open to you.

All the best,
Andrew Fry, Karen Reed and Angela Burgess
Director and Co-Directors, Wales Gene Park