Hinxton Hall: DNA and Discovery


Explore Hinxton Hall’s role in ground-breaking research as the home of the Sanger Centre, and the Human Genome Project: From global health, to DNA sequencing’s vital role in the battle against Covid-19, find out this site is at the forefront of science.

Dates Wednesday, November 24, 2021 - Download as vCalendar
Event Times: 18:00 to 19:30
Venue Online
Contact Name Ciara Harper
Email engage@wellcomeconnectingscience.org
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Event details:

For our final talk in the series The Hinxton Hall Estate: Georgians, Jet Engines and Genes, we delve into the most recent chapter of the Hall’s fascinating story, beginning with the landmark mapping of the human genome 30 years ago that paved the way for the cutting-edge biomedical research on site today, including our contribution to UK’s crucial Covid-19 surveillance effort.

We explore how DNA sequencing plays a vital role in understanding health and disease, hear from people at the forefront of these discoveries, and celebrate what can be achieved when we make space for science.

The Wellcome Sanger Institute is a world-leading genomics research centre, based on the Wellcome Genome Campus, arguably the largest single-site community of expertise in Genomes and BioData in the world. We undertake large-scale research that forms the foundations of knowledge in biology and medicine. We are open and collaborative; our data, results, tools and technologies are shared across the globe to advance science.

Our ambition is vast – we take on projects that are not possible anywhere else.