The Hunt for Coronavirus Variants

The Hunt for Coronavirus Variants Hunting for variants requires a concerted effort. Wales as well as the rest of the United Kingdom were one of the first countries to implement nationwide genomic surveillance for SARS-CoV-2 as early as March 2020. Surveillance involves monitoring COVID positive samples from Hospitals, Health and Care workers and the wider […]

Sequencing 100,000 COVID-19 Genomes

Celebrating the Sequencing of 100,000 Genomes: Pathogen Genomics Unit

Sequencing 100,000 Covid-19 Genomes at the Pathogen Genomics Unit The world-leading Pathogen Genomics Unit (PenGU) at Public Health Wales has now genomically sequenced more than 100,000 COVID-19 samples. The data that comes from the sequencing of the samples is vital in monitoring how the virus is developing in Wales, and to identify new variants and […]

A Vision for the Future of Genomics in Wales

A Vision for Future : Genomics in Wales

A Vision for the Future for Genomics in Wales Genomics Partnership Wales has been granted Welsh Government approval of a business case to develop a £15.3M state-of-the-art genomics facility at a site in the north of Cardiff. This important decision supports Wales’ commitment to invest in a vibrant ecosystem of precision medicine research, innovation and […]

Celebrating Unsung Heroes: Pathogen Genomics Unit (PenGU)


Celebrating Unsung Heroes: A Spotlight on Pathogen Genomics Throughout the last couple of years, one of our key GPW partners have been working tirelessly to keep us all safe. The Pathogen Genomics Unit has been at the frontline in the fight against Coronavirus and continue working under immense pressure to help us stay ahead of […]

A Spotlight on GPW Sounding Board

Earlier this year, we  welcomed 8 new members to join the GPW Sounding Board following our latest SB recruitment drive for new members. Our sounding board, a part of our Patients and Public Involvement commitment, have been instrumental in  working with patients and members of the public to help explain things in a clear and […]

PenGU: A Celebration of Endeavour and Achievement

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JOIN THE PATHOGEN GENOMICS UNIT (PENGU) IN a celebration of endeavour and achievement. About this Event Thursday 14 October 2021 9am – 5pm Register on Eventbrite Further information: email REGISTER FREE

Journey to Genomics: Ollie Murch

Dr Ollie Murch

Dr. Ollie Murch Consultant Clinical Geneticist Much to my family’s bemusement, I took a rather convoluted path into medicine.  First, I completed a Biomedical Sciences degree followed by a PhD. Then, when I was 26, I started medical school.  Before I was eligible to apply for Genetics training, I was a junior doctor in Paediatrics […]

Virtual Public Genomics Café

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Are you affected by a rare or genetic condition? Are you a member of the public interested in finding out more about genomics and health?  About this Event 30th September 2021, 11am to 12.45 pm – Zoom Are you affected by a rare or genetic condition? Are you a member of the public interested in […]

Still Time to Join Our Sounding Board

Interested in having your voice heard?  We are looking to recruit individuals with a range of experiences to join our Sounding Board! We know the issues surrounding genomics are complex and want to work with members of the public, to help us shape the future of Genomics. Join our Sounding Board for an opportunity to […]