Public Engagement

Genomics is a rapidly developing field that is poised to impact the lives of us all. The CGR is committed to partaking in public engagement activities designed to enlighten the wider community about the advances in this exciting field, the real-life applications of genomics today and why everyone should take an interest.‌

Contact us if you would like to work with us on a community activity.


Recent events:

Exploring DNA with Explorers

Representatives from the CGR, accompanied by members of the School of Life Sciences Undergraduate Outreach Group recently held an evening of genomics for a local group of Explorers, the 1st Lydiate Scout Group.

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Genomics in Action at the Natural History Museum

Universities UK organised a week-long event at the Natural History Museum (NHM) to showcase the quality of research being undertaken at Universities throughout the country. The Centre of Genomic Research (CGR) was selected to represent the University of Liverpool and aimed to showcase the great achievement of sequencing the Wheat Genome. 

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Pop-up shop in Liverpool One

The CGR, alongside the School of Life Sciences Undergraduate Outreach Group, recently spent a day at the University's pop-up shop in Liverpool One. The primary focus of the event was to raise public awareness of the cutting-edge research being undertaken at the University and to provide a real-life context for this research.

The Big Bang

A team of undergraduates from the School of Life Sciences, in collaboration with the CGR and MerseySTEM, have taken their activity, ‘DNA – Play with your food’, to a series of events attended by schoolchildren and adults from across Merseyside. For details of this event visit the School's news page.

DNA - Did you know..?