NHS 100,000 Genomes Project takes centre stage at Healthcare Science Week
NHS centres leading the 100,000 Genomes Project are to
feature as part of Healthcare Science Week.
The national event, which runs from March 11 to 20 as part
Science Week, offers a unique opportunity to go 'behind the
scenes' of many hospital labs and scientific facilities.
It's a chance to find out first-hand about healthcare
scientists' pioneering work and the vital role they play in patient
care and treatment. It's also a great opportunity to find out more
about careers in healthcare science.
Among the scientists and clinicians talking about their work
will be some of those from the NHS Genomic Medicine Centres (NHS
GMCs) involved in the 100,000 Genomes Project, which NHS England is
partnering with Genomics England, Health Education England, Public
Health England and the Department of Health.
A total of 13 NHS GMCs are working with patients and
participants in the project to lay the foundations for a
personalised medicine service across the NHS - setting global
standards for tumour DNA extraction, whole genome sequencing and
Visitors will be able to find out more of the work going on as
part of the 100,000 Genomes Project at a number of events,
- Cambridge: East of England NHS
Meet the genomics team at Addenbrooke's Hospital on Sunday 20
March 11am-4pm. Find out more about the 100,000 Genomes Project and
about genes, genomes and genome sequencing.
- Manchester: Greater Manchester
NHS GMC is hosting a
100,000 Genomes Project participant day on Thursday 17 March at
Saint Mary's Hospital. An opportunity for participants to come into
the department and meet the team leading the project.
- Exeter: South West NHS GMC is hosting an event
Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital Wonford site, from Monday 14 to
Thursday 17 March, to promote awareness of the 100,000 Genomes
Project and careers in Healthcare Science.
This is just a flavour of the events on offer covering all
aspects of healthcare science. There
are hundreds more all over the country.
To find out what's on your doorstep and feel enthused for the
ground-breaking scientific work taking place in the NHS for the
benefit of patients, visit
Healthcare Science Week
More 'open house' events are being organised by British Science Week
and you can find out more about the exciting range of careers in
healthcare science on the Health
Careers website and learn more about genomics on the HEE