Teachers’ CPD: Cutting-edge Biology – Genetics & Genomics

9am – 3.30pm (talks start 9.30am), 25th June 2019 University of South Wales, Glyntaff Campus, Pontypridd CF37 4BD Join Wales Gene Park, Techniquest and the University of South Wales to learn more about the latest advances in the fast-moving field of genetics and genomics. Bring cutting-edge biology into your secondary classroom with expert talks and an… Read more »

Rare Disease Day 2019 Senedd Reception

On Thursday 14 February, Genetic Alliance UK held the first of its 2019 parliamentary receptions in the Senedd, Cardiff, hosted by Darren Millar AM. The event was well attended by stakeholders from across the rare disease community. During the reception attendees were provided with an update on progress made delivering the Welsh Rare Disease Implementation Plan from… Read more »

Illuminate the #RareReality for Rare Disease Day 2019

To mark Rare Disease Day 2019, which will take place on February 28th, Rare Disease UK launched its campaign to Illuminate the #RareReality. At the recent Rare Disease UK Welsh Senedd Reception Amy Griffiths, SWAN UK representative for south Wales, and Dr Jayne Spink, CEO Genetic Alliance UK, and helped get the #RareReality campaign underway.  … Read more »

Wales Gene Park involvement in European brain malformation project

In autumn 2018, Angela Burgess and Rhian Morgan, from Wales Gene Park’s Education and Engagement team, became grant holders for a European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) project on brain malformations called Neuro-MIG. COST provides funding for the creation of research networks which aim to bring together scientists from academia, industry and the public… Read more »

Inherited Eye Disease Patient Event

4th Annual Inherited Eye Disease Patient Event  Wednesday 13th March 2019, 14:00—18:00 Main Lecture Theatre, Cardiff School of Optometry & Vision Sciences Organised by Prof Marcela Votruba (Hon. Consultant Ophthalmologist) in collaboration with Genetic Alliance UK & the Wales Gene Park Provisional Programme 14.15 – 14.20 Welcome by Chair ~ Marcela Votruba 14.20 – 14.30 Marcela Votruba… Read more »

Have Your Say: Genomics and Precision Medicine in Wales

Genomics Partnership Wales are working together to harness the potential of genomics to improve the health, wellbeing and prosperity of the people of Wales. We were established to implement the Welsh Government’s Genomics for Precision Medicine Strategy and are now seeking the experiences of patients and the public to ensure that our work has impact… Read more »

Rare Resources Wales Focus Group

30 January, 10:30 – 14:00, Main Building, University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff CF14 4xw  Rare Resources: Design the Toolkit Calling families in Wales! Received a diagnosis of a rare, genetic or undiagnosed condition? We need your experience to help us design an information toolkit for other families in Wales.  Genetic Alliance UK, the charity… Read more »

Wales Gene Park feature in @Researchwales magazine

The latest issue of Heath and Care Research Wales’s @Researchwales magazine, which showcases Welsh Health and Social Care research, is now available Wales Gene Park features in the article ‘Developing the Next Step for Genomic Diagnostics in Wales‘ on page 10 of the publication.  

Film Screening of Wonder and Public Talk

Thursday 7th February 2019, 17.30 – 20:30 Haydn Ellis Building, Maindy Road, Cardiff CF24 4HQ As part of our activities to mark Rare Disease Day 2019, join us for a FREE film screening of Wonder, based on the New York Times best seller. Wonder is the story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences… Read more »