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Genetics Roadshows

During the autumn 2013 and spring 2014 terms, over 4000 students from 73 schools and colleges across Wales and the border counties heard talks from 58 speakers from research, healthcare and the police force on the latest advances in genetics and genomics and about genetics-related courses and careers. Our roadshows will return in Autumn 2015…. Read more »

Over the Counter Genetic Testing

Thursday 25th September 2014, 6.30pm  Haydn Ellis Building, Cardiff University A free public event Event organised by the Wales Gene Park Join us to hear talks from clinicians and researchers on what is meant by over-the-counter genetic testing; what sort of information this testing can reveal and what it might mean for you and your family;… Read more »

Golden Helix Pharmacogenomics Day

Friday 10th October 2014 – Angel Hotel, Cardiff The Golden Helix Foundation organises Pharmacogenomics days across Europe in collaboration with local groups. The meetings are FREE educational events in major cities with universities and large academic hospitals. The aims of the event are: To provide timely updates on the field of pharmacogenomics and personalized medicine to… Read more »

Getting started with analysing biological big data

Tuesday 29 April 2014  A workshop on ‘Getting started with analysing biological big data’. This afternoon session is an introduction to the practical utility of various bioinformatics and biostatistics techniques and how to develop these skills yourself. It is intended for PhD students, junior staff and senior PIs who have no (or limited) bioinformatics and… Read more »

The Angelina Jolie Effect

A public event to explore how breast cancer runs in families. Thursday 03 April 2014 – 18:00-20:00  Hadyn Ellis Building, Maindy Road, Cathays, Cardiff CF24 4HQ Join us at this interactive event to explore the genetics of breast cancer and what it may mean for you.  Clinicians and researchers will talk through the current clinical and research… Read more »

The Impact of Genomics on Public Health

Thursday 06 – Friday 07 November 2014     This course will help to ensure that our public health workforce is well equipped and ready to utilise this new knowledge in their everyday work and to plan for better future public health programmes. Distinguished national and international experts will cover recent advances in genetics and… Read more »

Golden Helix Symposium: Pharmacogenetics

Friday 10 October 2014 In conjunction with the Golden Helix Institute of Biomedical Research the Wales Gene Park is organising a Pharmacogenomics symposium in Cardiff. These symposia have been held on a regular basis across Europe but this is the first time one has taken place in the UK. The aims of these events are:… Read more »

A Seventh Update in Genetics for Paediatricians

Thursday 03 – Friday 04 July 2014 This course has been developed in response to requests for information on the important and rapidly developing field of paediatric genetics.  It is specifically designed to discuss issues and answer questions relating to genetics and child health.  The course is aimed at Consultants, Specialist Registrars, Community Paediatricians, General… Read more »

Clinical Cardiovascular Genetics

21-22 November 2013. The Fourth Cardiff Symposium on Clinical Cardiovascular Genetics “Current Trends in Diagnostics & Therapeutics” Following the previous successful symposia, the fourth two day symposium on Clinical Cardiovascular Genetics is being organised to focus on the current practices and new developments in diagnosis and treatment of inherited cardiovascular conditions. The programme will include… Read more »

What is the matrix?

If you were trying to teach yourself PYTHON scripting and you started by writing a little programme that treated any input text as a protein sequence, then translate that sequence into all possible genetic codes which were then BLAST searched on the NCBI nr database, if, while testing the protocol, you were to enter the… Read more »