Friday, January 11 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Genome Decoders: Students at the frontline of genomics (130)

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In this presentation we will discuss Genome Decoders project, a community annotation project that enables secondary GCSE and A-level Students students to work alongside scientists at the Wellcome Genome Campus to identify and annotate the genes of the Human Whipworm genome (Trichuris trichiura). This parasitic worm causes the Neglected tropical disease, Trichuriasis. Children can become seriously infected with these worms when living with conditions of poor sanitation, and the infection causes diarrhoea, abdominal pain, malnutrition and developmental problems. This disease can have chronic social and economic impact on these communities, creating a relentless cycle of poverty.
Find out how students across the UK are taking part in this groundbreaking project and the impact the project has had so far.  
The Genome Decoders project is a collaboration between the Institute for Research in Schools and the parasite Genomics team at the Wellcome Sanger Institute and Wormbase team at EMBL-EBI.

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Francesca Gale

Education Development Lead, Welcome Sanger Institiute
I am the Education Development Lead at the Wellcome Genome Campus – the home of the Sanger Institute and the European Bioinformatics Institute. I am responsible for the education programme on and off campus. I work with scientists to develop engaging resources for school students... Read More →

Friday January 11, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Muirhead 118