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Public talk: Clues in your poo

How screening is helping the fight against bowel cancer Wednesday 2nd December 2015 Hadyn Ellis Building, Cardiff University, 6-7.30pm. The Wales Gene Park, in conjunction with Cancer Research UK, is holding a free public event about bowel cancer – the third most common cancer in Wales with around 2000 people diagnosed each year. Join us to hear… Read more »

Cardiff International Cardiovascular Conference

17-18 November 2015 Six organisations, one amazing event! This event will see the British Congenital Cardiac Association (BCCA), Paediatricians with Expertise in Cardiology Special Interest Group (PECSIG), Cardiff Cardiovascular Genetics (CCVG), Congenital Cardiac Nurses Association (CCNA), British Adult Congenital Cardiac Nursing Association (BACCNA) and the Welsh Paediatric Cardiac Network join together for the Cardiff International… Read more »

Film Festival – Screening and talk: Jurassic World

For the first time, the Wales Gene Park is taking part in the Into Film festival for schools and young people across the UK! Schools are invited to join us for a screening Jurassic World (certificate 12A) on Friday 6th November, 10:00 – 13:30, in Lecture Theatre 1, Main Hospital Building, University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park Campus, Cardiff…. Read more »

Public talk: Richard III From car park to cathedral

8th October, 6.30-8pm, Julian Hodge lecture theatre, Cardiff University Join Dr Turi King and Carl Vivian from the University of Leicester for this fantastic opportunity to hear the story of the discovery and identification of King Richard III. Turi, who led the DNA identification work, will discuss the project and the science behind it. Carl,… Read more »

Cardiff International Cardiovascular Conference

17-18 November 2015 Six organisations, one amazing event! This event will see the British Congenital Cardiac Association (BCCA), Paediatricians with Expertise in Cardiology Special Interest Group (PECSIG), Cardiff Cardiovascular Genetics (CCVG), Congenital Cardiac Nurses Association (CCNA), British Adult Congenital Cardiac Nursing Association (BACCNA) and the Welsh Paediatric Cardiac Network join together for the Cardiff International… Read more »

Schools’ Genetics Roadshow Autumn 2015

For the 4th time, the Wales Gene Park is running its genetics roadshow for year 12/13 students from Wales and the bordering counties of England. This event takes leading speakers into schools and colleges to talk about the latest advances in genetics. As well as taking the students beyond the text book to hear about… Read more »

Rare Diseases

 We apply our expertise and technologies to develop and implement comprehensive analysis and diagnosis of rare genetic diseases. Many rare diseases (defined in the EU as those that affect less than 1 in 2000 of the population) are genetic in origin and result from change in a single gene (so called Mendelian disorders). These disorders… Read more »

Public talk

Will this treatment work for me? How genomics is helping to personalise medicine 30th April 2015, 6pm, Hadyn Ellis building, Cardiff University. Join us to hear talks from researchers and clinicians on what is meant by pharmacogenomics and find out how personalised medicine uses information about your genome to diagnose and treat diseases such as… Read more »

BioWales 2015

4-5 March 2015 The leading event for the life sciences sector in Wales this year will focus on the life sciences supply chain providing practical commercial opportunities for growth through novel routes to market in the private sector and NHS. An international line-up of speakers and industry experts will deliver keynote addresses and lead the… Read more »

Inherited Eye Disease Patient Day

Cancer and Genetics Building

Friday 9th January 2015 This is a new initiative designed to bring people with inherited eye disease together, especially those located in South Wales. The meeting will be as interactive as possible. The Optometric Adviser to the Welsh Assembly Government, Dr Barbara Ryan, will be speaking about the Wales Eye Care Plan and patients with… Read more »