Francesca Gale

Francesca Gale

Head of Science Engagement and Enrichment for Wellcome Connecting Science, based at the Wellcome Genome Campus near Cambridge. Interested in Genomics, biomedical science, and the natural world.

Location Hinxton, UK


  • Some great thoughts here. You may be interested in some of our activities to highlight diversity in Science careers. For younger students we have, we also have which has a speaker series discussing lots of different careers.

  • If you are enjoying the course please do tweet about it and tag us in @engagewcs

  • Nicola you are right about this, there is a lot of discussion at the moment about the best ways to introduce these concepts without leading students down a route of genetic determinism.

  • Sorry about that we will look into why that is

  • There is a lot of discussion about when and how to start talking about genomics in the classroom. Depending on the students you could start at primary but talk in quite simple terms about DNA and how it is an instruction book and that changes or variations in the DNA can change the "instructions". Personally, I think the earlier we talk about it the more...

  • Welcome to Week 2 everyone. I hope you are enjoying the course so far :) Please let us know if you have any questions.

  • Sorry you can't access the link. If you email we can send you a PDF of the article.

  • POst-pandemic we are continuing to offer online talks (genomics lite - as we found it provides opportunities for students / schools who would not be able to visit.

  • Would a virtual work experience offer be an option for students where local provision is limited? We are looking to develop this with the use of simulations , videos and potentially live talks and q and A (online)? Would be interested in the hive minds thoughts on this and anyone interested in helping us developing this. email...

  • One of our priorities this year is developing an up-to-date career resource package. If anyone has ideas or thoughts on resources or content that would be useful please let us know.

  • Comments noted on the activity - we will review this. Thanks for letting us know.

  • @ThierryLints your resource sounds great, I will see if there is a way we can share this with the whole course. Tackling ethical issues is an area we hope to develop more resources on. We have a resource genome generation and which is a...