It’s in the Genes?

Online Talk

Past event 6:00 pm on August 19, 2021

Join our host Dr Kat Arney in conversation with an invited panel of guests from the Wellcome Sanger Institute and the wider world of genomics. 25 years on from the discovery of BRCA2 how has genomics shaped our understanding of cancer? To what extent can we predict the diseases that may affect us by looking at our genes and what other biological, lifestyle and environmental factors contribute to how and why we age?

Animal Secrets

Online Talk

Past event 6:00 pm on July 22, 2021

Join our host, science writer and broadcaster, Geoff Marsh in conversation with a panel of researchers and zoologists. From naked mole rats to sperm whales what can animals teach us about the secrets to longer life?

Saturday Museum

Art, Science and Lockdown Baking

Online Talk

Past event 6:00 pm on May 27, 2021

Join our hosts Russell Tovey and Robert Diament in conversation with participants in the #flowcellular project and invited guests to discuss the intersections of art, science and how lockdown shaped the spaces they worked in, the materials they chose and the conversations that emerged.

Saturday Museum


Online Exhibition

Past event April 26, 2021

Join us for our virtual exhibition launch

© NIAID. This transmission electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2—also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19

Genome Lates: Slowing the Spread: How genomics can help us understand COVID-19 

Online Talk

Past event 6:00 pm on November 26, 2020

In these unprecedented times we look to science for answers. Since lockdown, staff at the Wellcome Genome Campus have joined the fight against the global COVID-19 pandemic in a national genomics sequencing effort to understand and track the spread of the virus. 

Data sample from study at Duke University, USA by Dr Simon Gregory, Department of Neurology, Duke University

Genome Lates: The Human Genome: The gift that keeps on giving 

Online Talk

Past event 6:00 pm on October 29, 2020

Do you recognize history is being made when you are part of making it?

Java code that implements image pre-processing (filtering) operations, EMBL-EBI

Genome Lates: Big Data in Biology: The good, the bad, the ugly

Online Talk

Past event 6:00 pm on September 28, 2020

They say you can bet on anything… Meet the man who organised a bet known as the GeneSweep for scientists working on the Human Genome Project, he had over 460 bets by the time the draft of the human genome was published in 2003. 

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

Genome Lates: Genomic Futures

Online Talk

Past event 6:00 pm on August 27, 2020

Ever wondered about a career in genomics and biodata?

Histology image of human cells from the Cancer Ageing and Somatic Mutations Programme at Sanger Institute

Genome Lates: Reading the book of life: What has genome sequencing ever done for us?

Online Talk

Past event 6:00 pm on July 30, 2020

Twenty years after the first draft of the human genome project, Professor Sir Mike Stratton, director of the Wellcome Sanger Institute, reflects on how far we have come since those early days, in conversation with science writer and broadcaster Dr Kat Arney.