Behind-the-Scenes @ the Wellcome Sanger Institute

Wellcome Sanger Institute

Exclusively for Members and their guests

The Wellcome Sanger Institute is a world leader in genome research that delivers insights into human and pathogen biology that change science and medicine.

Professor Sir Michael Stratton, Director of the Institute and CEO of Wellcome Genome Campus

This is an amazing opportunity to visit one of the premier centres of genomic discovery and understanding in the world. It leads ambitious collaborations across the globe to provide the foundations for further research and transformative healthcare innovations.

For background reading, the Wellcome Sanger Institute Highlights 2020/21 report showcases the key discoveries and future research interests of their Scientific Programmes, each exploring a major area of research with a particular biological, disease or analytic focus. The studies provide vital insights into human, parasite and microbe evolution, cellular growth and activity, and the processes that underlie mutation and tumour formation. In addition, the Sanger Institute’s Tree of Life Programme explores the diversity of complex life.

The current programme is as follows:

10:30 – 11.00 Arrival to Wellcome Sanger Institute (suggestions of train times or car parking arrangements will be made nearer the time)

11.00 – 11:15 Introductory talk and refreshments

11:15 – 12.50 Divide into small groups and visit a rota of research teams. Topics include human genomics, cancer research, gene identification, pathogen identification and genomics

12.50 – 13:30 Lunch in the café onsite with time for Q&A

13:30 – 14:50 Continue with small groups and visit a rota of research teams

14:50 – 15:00 Thanks and event close.

The simplest travel option – other than making your own way there by car – is to travel by train. Nearer the time we will send suggested train times so that the group can travel together. Travel costs are not included in the event fee.

This event is part of an exclusive programme of in-person visits for Members. Each event gives Members of Friends of Imperial College and their guest’s unique access to facilities and research departments with our Behind-the-Scenes events in Imperial and beyond!

If you are already a Member you are welcome to book tickets below for you and your guest. Your confirmation email will act as your ticket and a final event itinerary, travel options and any current covid event guidelines will be sent to you nearer to the event date.

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  • Wellcome Genome Campus
  • Hinxton
  • Cambridgeshire, CB10 1SA

Event Schedule

  • 20 April 2022 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
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