Genome Detectives Launch Event
Join us for the launch of our new citizen-science project and take a trip down the double helix (that's DNA!).
Become a Genome Detective by helping us classify important features of genes from more than 100 disease-causing bacteria and contribute to the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases. We will show you how anyone can be a Genome Detective – no prior scientific knowledge is required. You just need a computer, an internet connection, and some curiosity to start hunting through genomes! This event is aimed at people aged 14 years or older.
This is a free 'hybrid' event but you will need to register for both in-person or online attendance. Join us in-person at Oxford University Museum of Natural History at 19:00, or online at 19:30 to watch short presentations from the comfort of your own home using Zoom.
If you are joining us in-person at the Museum, you will also be able to...
- Try out the Genome Detectives project for yourselves (with our help!)
- See how we grow, observe, and research bacteria that cause disease
- Learn how to extract DNA from fruit
- Participate in DNA-based quizzes
- Come and meet the scientists working in infectious disease research
- Enjoy our light refreshments
This event is supported by the Wellcome Trust