Bishop’s A Level biologists enjoy a day at the Wellcome Genome Institute in Cambrige.
Bishop’s & Stanborough School A Level biologists enjoyed a trip to the Wellcome Genome Campus in Cambridg today. The day began with an introduction to the work at the Institute, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. We had a fascinating talk from one of the bioinformatics scientists, telling us about the human cell atlas (https://www.sanger.ac.uk/news/view/international-human-cell-atlas-initiative). We worked in groups to look for a common mutation found in a gene that is associated with malignant melanomas. We finished with a tour of the facility, looking at the latest sequencing machines. It was a great and very inspirational day.