Genomics Lite

A new programme of live webinars for upper secondary science students

Genomics Lite is a new programme of live webinars to inspire and engage upper secondary school students. 

Running twice a week on Tuesday lunchtime (12:30-1:15 pm) and Thursday after school (4:30-5:15 pm), pupils will have the chance to hear from and ask questions to scientists from the Wellcome Genome Campus. 

The programme will cover a new curriculum-linked topic every half term and will look at the topic in context of cutting-edge research, what techniques and equipment are used in the lab, what the big questions in the field are, and what career pathways scientists have taken. 

Each topic will be accompanied by pre-and post-session resources to support learning in the classroom and at home. 

How the sessions work

Each live session will give pupils the opportunity to learn more about how genomics is used in a variety of biological fields. Sessions content will vary but will include an introduction to the topic, a talk, tour, or demonstration by a scientist, and a chance for pupils to ask questions to a researcher. One session per week will be recorded and made available on our youtube channel soon after the session.

Each topic will be accompanied by resources that can be used to support learning in the classroom or at home.

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How to book

Teachers can register on behalf of their class or pupils can sign up individually using a school email address. You'll then be emailed a secure Zoom webinar link to the session as well as some optional pre-session resources. 

If a session becomes oversubscribed, priority will be given to pupils and schools in underserved communities, including schools in areas of deprivation and low social mobility. 

Upcoming series

Click the links below to find out more about the different webinars and to register your place.

The Human Genome Project Series: November - December 2020

Join us as we celebrate the 30th anniversary year of the launch of the Human Genome Project and discuss how sequencing methods have changed over the past 30 years. 

Future series

More details about future events coming soon.