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Wellcome Genome Campus guided tour and talk

March 5, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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You are warmly invited to join the Cambridge Rare Disease Network on a guided tour of Cambridgeshire’s Sanger Institute, at the renowned Wellcome Genome Campus, on Monday March 5 2018.

This invitation is extended to all of the patients and patient groups who were involved in the Patient Journey poster booklet and exhibition for the #CRDN2017 summit as a thank them for your wonderful contribution to the event and in raising awareness about rare disease.


When:  Mon 5 March, 11am – 2pm 

Where:  The Sanger Institute, Wellcome Genome Campus is located 9 miles south of Cambridge. You can find information on how to get to the campus on their website

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Who:  the group size will be minimum 15 and maximum 25. Invites are given as priority to poster creators but we realise that distance will be an obstacle for many of you. If needed we will extend the invite to others involved in the summit as speakers, supporters or volunteers and to parents of our Unique Feet children’s group.

What:  A 3 hour visit to include….

  • An introduction to the campus
  • A tour of the campus including the data and sequencing centre
  • A talk by Prof Matthew Hurles. Matthew leads on the Deciphering Developmental Disorders (DDD) Study, the Prenatal Assessment of Genomes and Exomes (PAGE) Study and the DECIPHER project.  You can read more about his work and the various projects in this link  http://www.sanger.ac.uk/people/directory/hurles-matthew and can see recent coverage of his work on the BBC 

Other info:  There will be complimentary refreshments provided for the group.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Open to over 18s

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

See link above for location and transport options. There are disabled parking spaces and a pre-bookable mobility scooter and wheeelchairs.  We can look into taxi and lift-shares.

 How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Email jo@camraredisease.org


Wellcome Sanger Institute, Wellcome Genome Campus
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB10 1SA United Kingdom
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