On 20th April students taking the Applied Science BTEC course visited the Wellcome Trust Wellcome Sanger Institute. They learnt about the research being done at the world leading centre for genomics including the crucial part they played in the understanding of the Covid-19 virus and the development of a vaccine.
They also had a talk from a researcher from the company Illumina who are leading the way in sequencing technologies to help better understand inherited diseases, including cancer. The students enjoyed this unique opportunity to see a working DNA sequencing laboratory and were able to have a go at using bioinformatic software.
Find out more here:https://www.yourgenome.org/ Huge thank you to Mr Fricker and Yourgenome for organising this fantastic trip!