The UK's global leadership in genomic sequencing - a Cambridge success story! (Spring term) (SCE 28)

  • Day and time: Monday 14:00 - 15:00
    Weekly
  • Length of course: 1 term. Spring (3 Weeks)
  • Number of places: 98
  • Start date: 01 March 2021
  • Description:

    On 1 Feb the Health and Social Care Secretary, Matt Hancock, said “our global leadership in genomic sequencing has helped us to spot new variants here in the UK, and quickly alert the rest of the world”. Another example of government spin? This series of 3 lectures will describe what genomic sequencing is, how it works, and reveal the Cambridge pub where ‘NextGen’ sequencing was born. It will address some of its applications to understanding genetic diseases and cancer as well as its role in fighting COVID-19, and on the way I’ll explain what a PCR test is.

    Please click HERE for slides

  • Format: Lecture

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  • Tutor: Nick Kerry
  • Before I retired, I worked for 10 years as a data analyst at a company developing and applying DNA sequencing technology. For those of you who attended my course earlier this year on infectious disease modelling, I promise there won't be any maths!


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