Genome Lates are your chance to explore Wellcome Genome Campus science on a Friday night! Hear about latest discoveries in genomics and speak with scientists about the work they do. You can visit the Genome Gallery and its exhibitions, currently Curious Nature; a show that invites you to uncover what we can discover by examining the world around us. And as it's a Friday, it's a fun, informal affair. Our bar is open, so come along and relax with friends over a drink! Genome Lates are free for everyone but you do need to book. Use the links at the bottom of this page.
Friday 7th December: The Stray Dogs of Chernobyl, 6.30-8.30pm
The Chernobyl nuclear disaster of 1986 has had many effects and outcomes in the intervening 32 years, but perhaps one that we don't think so much about are the animals left behind. In 2018 the Wellcome Sanger Institute's Dr Alex Cagan visited the Chernobyl exclusion zone to collect DNA samples from the large stray dog population that now resides in the area. In this talk Alex will share how these samples can be studied, and how, in the face of disaster, the zone now presents an excellent natural experiment for studying a lot of biological questions.