Genome Lates: Genomic Futures

6:00 pm on August 27, 2020 | Online Talk

Ever wondered about a career in genomics and biodata?

If you missed the event you can catch up with our YouTube recording below for a discussion with early career researchers, and scientists from the Wellcome Genome Campus. Tapoka Mkandawire, PhD student studying parasites and microbiome, Sanger Institute, Dr Piv Gopalasingam, Scientific Training Officer, EMBL’s European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) , Dr Virginie Uhlmann, Research Group Leader, EMBL-EBI, Menna Ghouraba, Advanced Research Assistant, Sanger Institute, in conversation with scientist, presenter and comedian Dr Alex Lathbridge about their career paths, their work and the contribution it will make to the future landscape of genomics and biodata.


Meet our panel in this blog and read more about what they do and how they got there.


This event was part of a special Human Genome Project anniversary season 2020 to celebrate 20 years since the landmark first draft of the complete Human Genome. Over the season we explored some of the groundbreaking work happening at the Wellcome Genome Campus in Cambridgeshire and met the people behind the science. Our free online conversations presented personal stories and reflected on breathtaking advances in genomic science, while inviting audiences to discuss and share views of the impact of new discoveries on their lives and wider society, today and into the future. We heard from our current Campus Institute Directors, people who worked during the earliest days of the Human Genome Project, some of today’s early career researchers, and scientists working to defeat the spread of COVID-19.


You can also explore our YouTube channel for some great films and resources on the Human Genome Project.


Image: Intestinal Organoids, Anderson Lab, Human Genetics Programme, Sanger Institute