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Genomics, Science and Data Careers with the Wellcome Sanger Institute

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Science & Research
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Students aged 14+ are welcome to apply
Certificate of completion
Over 7 hours of content


Welcome to the fascinating world of genomics! Springpod has partnered with the Wellcome Sanger Institute to help you experience careers in genomics, science and data and discover the range of opportunities on offer. From lab and data-based roles to communications and management positions, you’ll get an inside scoop into life at a pioneering, industry-leading research campus.

What’s Included

In this virtual work experience programme, you’ll receive a top-level overview of the world of genomics - from gene editing to ethics and synthetic biology. You’ll even complete a series of quizzes and fun activities to help build your understanding of the industry, and have the ability to hear from the experts during this programme’s pre-recorded webinars.

Understanding Genomics

This module will provide a whistle-stop tour of all things genomics, including an overview of this booming industry, where it can lead, and the Wellcome Sanger Institute. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to put your knowledge to the test with this module’s myth-busting quiz - answers at the ready!

Careers in Genomics: Lab-based roles
Careers in Genomics: Data-focused roles
Careers in Genomics: Non-scientific roles
Careers, Opportunities and Pathways

Available dates




Programme dates

1st April - 30th September

Eligibility criteria

Age range


Hear from our student community

Aqsa Saleemi, Year 12 Student

Thank you for all your time and effort. The program was by far the best experience I’ve had virtually compared to other virtual experiences I’ve done. I liked the layout and the interactive activities, and I learnt a lot I didn’t know. I would definitely recommend this program to others; it was a great experience I would love to do it all again.

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