Wellcome Genome Campus Advanced Courses and Scientific Conferences

Wellcome Genome Campus Advanced Courses and Scientific Conferences is the only UK-based programme providing open postgraduate courses and conferences focused on biomedicine. We fund, develop and deliver advanced training courses and scientific conferences that span basic research, cutting-edge biomedicine and the application of genomics in healthcare.

Working with internationally-renowned scientists and healthcare professionals, we run events at the Wellcome Genome Campus in Hinxton, a short distance from the historic city of Cambridge and home to the world-famous Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute; and overseas in low- and middle-income countries. Around 60 events are organised each year attracting up to 3,500 scientists, from over 100 countries, and healthcare professionals to the Wellcome Genome Campus.

Our courses are aimed primarily at biomedical research scientists, clinicians and healthcare professionals. They focus on hands-on practical and interactive training in the latest biomedical laboratory techniques and data-analysis tools. The number of participants on each face-to-face course is kept low (typically 16-18 for laboratory courses and 20-30 for computational courses) to ensure that participants fully benefit from close supervision and interaction with the instructors (and each other).

Each year a number of overseas courses are run outside the UK with the aim of building capacity in biomedical research and clinical communities in Latin America, Africa and Asia. These provide training tailored to regional biomedical communities in low- and middle-income countries. All courses are subsidised and additional bursaries are available for many events. We aim to educate, inspire and transform careers.

Our scientific conferences foster discussion and debate at the cutting-edge of biomedical research, aiming to bridge the gap between basic and translational science. Conferences are hosted by the Wellcome Genome Campus Conference Centre, an exceptional conference venue that is a key part of the Campus’ commitment to sharing world-class science.

The Wellcome Genome Campus Advanced Courses and Scientific Conferences Team work together with their colleagues in Connecting Science to connect researchers, health professionals and the wider public, creating opportunities and spaces to explore genomic science and its impact on people

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Bioinformatics for Biologists: An Introduction to Linux, Bash Scripting, and R (FutureLearn)

Get familiar with Linux and its command line in order to access the full range of bioinformatics tools available to researchers. Explore the full range of bioinformatics software through Linux command line. Bioinformatics is a rapidly growing academic field, and one that promises to change how we analyse and [...]

Genomic Scenarios in Primary Care (FutureLearn)

Explore the role of genomics within primary care and learn how to manage patients with direct to consumer test results. Discover the role of genomics and genomic testing within primary care. The public are increasingly bringing results from genomic tests obtained through commercial routes. Most patients will present within [...]

Bacterial Genomes: Antimicrobial Resistance in Bacterial Pathogens (FutureLearn)

What's antimicrobial resistance and how can we detect it? Explore the clinical relevance of AMR and the methods used to detect it. Explore the challenges of AMR and learn how experts work to address them. AMR is a public health emergency. Global projections predict the loss of nearly 10 [...]

What is Genetic Counselling? (FutureLearn)

Learn about genetic counselling and what genetic counsellors do with this online course for healthcare professionals. Understand the role of genetic counselling in the genomic era. Who are genetic counsellors? Who has genetic counselling and what does a genetic counsellor do? On this course, you will find the answers [...]

Bacterial Genomes: Comparative Genomics using Artemis Comparison Tool (ACT) (FutureLearn)

Learn to use comparative genomics to improve your knowledge of microbial genomes. Gain experience in using the Artemis Comparison Tool for comparative genomics. Disease outbreaks are still a big problem in our modern world. Comparison between two or more bacterial genomes can help improve understanding of the causes of [...]

Bacterial Genomes II: Accessing and Analysing Microbial Genome Data Using Artemis (FutureLearn)

Learn more about how genomic data and computational tools can help us understand and track disease-causing bacteria. Use computational tools to investigate microbial genomes. Applying increasingly powerful computation to genomics contributes to important medical breakthroughs. On this course, you will discover the basic principles of microbial bioinformatics analysis, and [...]

Bacterial Genomes: From DNA to Protein Function Using Bioinformatics (FutureLearn)

Use bioinformatics to explore DNA sequences and protein functions, to find the determinants of virulence in microbes. Join us in our quest to discover what makes microbes dangerous. Use bioinformatics to probe genomes, to explore and represent DNA and protein sequences. Then, use databases to find protein sequences’ conserved [...]

Bacterial Genomes: Disease Outbreaks and Antimicrobial Resistance (FutureLearn)

Explore the genomes of bacteria and the use of genome sequencing to track harmful disease and AMR. The increase in resistance of harmful bacteria to antibiotics is a major global threat to health. Here we explore bacterial genomes and the use of genome sequencing to identify and track these [...]