Wellcome Genome Campus Advanced Courses and Scientific Conferences is the only UK-based programme providing open postgraduate courses and conferences focused on biomedicine. We fund, develop and deliver training and conferences that span basic research, cutting-edge biomedicine and the application of genomics in healthcare.

Events are held in dedicated facilities at the Wellcome Genome Campus in Hinxton, a short distance from the historic city of Cambridge and home to the world-famous Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute.

Working with internationally-renowned scientists and healthcare professionals, we run events at the Genome Campus and in low- and middle-income countries that aim to educate, inspire and transform careers.


Conferences foster discussion and debate at the cutting-edge of biomedical research, aiming to bridge the gap between basic and translational science. 


Our courses are aimed primarily at biomedical research scientists, clinicians and healthcare professionals, and provide practical and interactive training in the latest biomedical laboratory techniques and data-analysis tools. All courses are subsidised and additional bursaries are available for many events.


We run several courses outside of the UK each year, catering for regional biomedical research and clinical communities in Latin America, Africa and Asia. Our overseas courses are free to attend and travel bursaries are available.


A series of fully-funded, invitation-only meetings that promote high-level scientific discussion in an informal but intensive way. Retreats focus on forward-looking and emerging areas of scientific and technical interest, including associated policy issues.

 Our events aim to educate, inspire, and transform careers.credit: Wellcome Images


Genetic Engineering of Mammalian Stem Cells (course)
11–23 March 2018
Application Deadline: 24 Nov

Proteomics in Cell Biology and Disease Mechanisms (conference)
28 Feb-2 March 2018
Bursary Deadline: 5 Dec

Healthy Ageing: From Molecules to Organisms (conference)
31 Jan-2 Feb 2018
Registration Deadline: 12 Dec

Reproduction and Development: Revealing the Origin of Life  (conference)
12 -14 March 2018
Early bird discount: 19 Dec




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