activities My career in genomics: career profiles Explore the diversity of career pathways into genomics through this collection of career profiles
videos My career in genomics: conservation genetics In this film Edel Sheerin describes her role as an advanced research assistant working in the field of conservation genetics. This is one of a series of films providing a unique insight into different careers in the field of genomics.
videos My career in genomics: data science In this film Georgia Whitton talks about her job as a senior data scientist working in the genomic surveillance unit. This is one of a series of films providing a unique insight into different careers in the field of genomics.
videos My career in genomics: cellular operations In this film Jade Smith talks about her role as an advanced research assistant working in cellular operations. This is one of a series of films providing a unique insight into different careers in the field of genomics.
videos My career in genomics: cell biology In this film Lucy Holland describes her role as a higher laboratory scientist apprentice working in a cell biology laboratory and studying remotely. This is one of a series of films providing a unique insight into different careers in the field of genomics.
videos My career in genomics: genetic counselling In this video, Sasha Henriques talks about her career as a genetic counsellor. This is one of a series of films providing a unique insight into different careers in the field of genomics.
videos My career in genomics: bioinformatics In this film Tobi Alegbe discusses his PhD in bioinformatics, studying Crohn’s disease. This is one of a series of films providing a unique insight into different careers in the field of genomics.
activities Our Animal DNA Use online bioinformatics tools to find and compare brand new genome sequences from species sequenced as part of Darwin Tree of Life.
activities Tech in the Lab Use a micro:bit to explore how creative coding and sensors can help scientists solve tricky problems in the lab!
activities Genomics and Microbes Pack Explore how genomics and DNA can be used to uncover more about the microbial world than ever before. Discover how genetic information about microbes can be used to progress biomedicine and biotechnology!
activities Construct a Bug Follow the DNA clues to discover what genes an unknown bacterial sample contains!
activities Genomics and Adaptations Pack Discover how genetics underpins adaptations that let creatures survive and thrive!
activities Genome Challenge Discover some of the most fundamental differences between living things and ask the question: what really counts for complexity?
activities Amazing Adaptations Pack Explore the amazing adaptations all around us in the natural world! Many of these are the result of creatures having specific instructions in their genetic code allowing them to live how they do.
activities Classify! What makes a bird a bird or a mammal a mammal? Grouping creatures together can show what links different creatures together.
activities Creature Report Share your research like a scientist would. Research your favourite animal or plant and create a poster to communicate your findings.
activities Whose Poo? Some animals can be hard to find even when they are living right under our noses! However, the things they leave behind can often provide useful clues for understanding what creatures are living in a particular habitat.
videos Sequencing at Speed This 3D animation gives a simple overview of next generation DNA sequencing, known as massively parallel sequencing.
videos What does DNA do? This animation explains what DNA does in our bodies and how it makes us the unique individuals we are.
activities Marvellous Microbes Pack What are microbes and what do they do? Discover more about the marvellous microbe world and how it has an impact on how we live our lives.
activities Microbe Maker Discover how DNA can provide clues to how microbes work and whether they are ‘good’ or ‘bad’.
activities Genomics and Genes Pack What is genomics? Explore this world-changing area of research and how the DNA code found in all living things impacts on our world.
activities Genome Generation Express Explore current and potential ethical issues in genetics and genomics with this discussion-based activity.
activities DNA Discovery Pack What is DNA and what does it do? Discover more about this marvellous molecule and how it has an impact on the world around us.
activities Recreate A Face Discover how DNA can provide clues to recreate the faces of people from the past.
activities Code Crackers Discover how DNA sequences code for proteins, giving animals different adaptations for survival.
activities Mindfulness Colouring This mindfulness activity helps you explore your creativity whilst creating a calm atmosphere.
activities Extracting DNA from Fruit All living things have DNA. This hands-on activity will enable you to extract DNA from fruit, such as strawberries, using everyday household items.
activities Investigate! What makes us similar and what makes us different? Carry out your own genetic variation investigation using a selection of household items.
videos Life in the Lab: working in a malaria genome modification pipeline This film shows how computer software is used to create DNA sequences that can modify the DNA of malaria parasites.
videos Life in the Lab: working in a DNA sequencing pipeline This film shows all of the processes involved in sequencing a DNA sample; from receiving a sample DNA to releasing the assembled DNA sequence data.
videos Life in the Lab: working in a malaria lab This film shows how scientists work with malaria parasites in the lab; culturing parasites and preparing them so they can be seen using a microscope.
videos Life in the Lab: working with human gut microbiota This film shows how lab scientists work safely with human gut bacteria; culturing them on agar plates and extracting DNA for genome sequencing.
videos DNA sequencing This 3D animation shows the basic steps in the method of DNA sequencing that was used during the Human Genome Project.
activities Function Finders: BLAST! Decode DNA sequences and discover the proteins they code for using online scientific databases.
interactives You vs. Machine Are you faster than a machine? Compete against the computer to sequence DNA from a capillary sequencing machine.
videos DNA replication This 3D animation shows you how DNA is copied in a cell. It shows how both strands of the DNA helix are unzipped and copied to produce two identical DNA molecules.
videos My career in genomics: evolution In this film Roland Schwarz talks about his research using computers to model and understand evolution. This is one of a series of films providing a unique insight into different careers in the field of genomics.
videos My career in genomics: cancer biology In this film Niki Patel talks about her research looking at the genetics of cancer. This is one of a series of films providing a unique insight into different careers in the field of genomics.
videos My career in genomics: immune diseases In this film Gosia Trynka talks about her research looking at the effect of genetic changes on the immune system. This is one of a series of films providing a unique insight into different careers in the field of genomics.
videos My career in genomics: antibiotic resistance In this film Christine Boinett talks about her research looking at antibiotic resistance in bacteria. This is one of a series of films providing a unique insight into different careers in the field of genomics.
videos Direct-to-consumer genetic testing This film explores direct-to-consumer genetic testing through the stories of people who have considered taking this type of genetic test.
activities Function Finders Discover how DNA sequences code for proteins with different roles and functions.
videos From DNA to protein This 3D animation shows how proteins are made in the cell from the information in the DNA code.
videos The Human Genome Project: Personal Stories This film features personal accounts from scientists from the USA and UK who were involved in the Human Genome Project.
videos BRAF: From Gene to Cancer Therapy (video) This film tells the story of how DNA sequencing was used to identify that the gene BRAF is commonly mutated in malignant melanoma, and how this has led to the development of a targeted drug against the mutation.
videos Role of Cancer Genes This flash animation shows you how DNA mutations are involved in the development of cancer.
videos Cancer: Rogue Cells This animation describes how cancer grows within the body and how different factors can lead to cancer development.
activities Genome Generation Debate current and potential issues in genetics and genomics with this card-based discussion activity.
activities Spot the Difference: Zebrafish Step into the shoes of a genetic scientist and carry out a phenotype analysis with the model organism, zebrafish.
activities Malaria Challenge: Managing Malaria Take on the role of a programme manager for a community at high risk of malaria and, using the information provided, work out the best strategy for eliminating the disease from the area.
activities Malaria Challenge: Funding Decisions If you were given £20 million to eradicate malaria, how would you spend it? In this activity you get to find out.
activities Malaria Challenge: The Big Debate What is the best way to eradicate malaria? In this activity you will explore how the different stages of the malaria life cycle can be targeted by different treatments and prevention strategies.
activities Contamination Detectives Play detective and uncover how microbes spread around the surfaces you touch if you don’t wash your hands properly!
activities MRSA Gene Hunt Explore antibiotic resistance by taking a closer look at the genomes of two strains of the bacterium, Staphylococcus aureus.
activities Balloon Bugs Discover more about the basic shape and structure of different bacteria through this balloon modelling activity.
activities Handshake Hazard Discover how microbes, such as bacteria and viruses, can be spread from person to person.
activities Sneeze Zone Through this fun activity you can learn more about the spread of microbes and their potential to infect people.
activities Build a Bug Explore the features of two closely related subspecies of the bacteria, Salmonella. Find out how the differences in their genomes results in their ability to cause two very different diseases.
activities BRAF: From Gene to Cancer Therapy Take on the role of a genome researcher and look at real cancer DNA datasets, taken from cancer patients, to find areas of mutation in the BRAF gene.
activities KRAS: Cancer Mutation Use real genomic data to find mutations in a gene associated with pancreatic, lung and colorectal cancers.
interactives Saving the Devil This multimedia resource tells the story of the Tasmanian devil and the transmissible cancer that threatens its existence
interactives Malaria Challenge In Malaria Challenge you can explore the different stages of malaria and how scientists are trying to find new ways of preventing and treating this deadly tropical disease.
interactives Cell Snap This computer game allows you to explore the key features of a human cell. The aim of the game is to match pairs of components from within a human cell.
activities Sequence Bracelets In this activity you can make a bracelet of DNA sequence from organisms including a human, chimpanzee, butterfly, carnivorous plant or flesh-eating bacteria.
videos Zoom in on your genome This animation shows where and how the human genome is stored within our cells.
videos How the human genome was sequenced This animation introduces you to the human genome and shows how the first human genome was sequenced in the Human Genome Project.
activities Origami DNA This hands-on activity allows you to create your own paper model of a DNA double helix.
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