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 […]

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 […]

Nursing, Genomics and Healthcare Conference: 20 Funded Places

Genomics Partnership Wales is funding 20 places for nurses and midwives to join the Nursing, Genomics and Healthcare Conference. The virtual conference which will be held from July 7th to 9th 2021 will bring together nurses and educators interested in promoting genomics in the areas of education, practice, policy, research and leadership. The event will […]

Wales becomes the first in UK to routinely provide DPYD screening

Wales Has Become First in UK to Routinely Offer DPYD Test for Chemo Patients Wales has become the first in the UK to routinely provide all cancer patients being treated with certain types of chemotherapy DPYD screening to identify their risk of severe side effects and help prevent this occurring. An estimated 10% of patients […]

Nurse and Midwife Survey

All Wales Genomics Survey for Nurses and Midwives Genomics Partnership Wales (GPW) would like invite Nurses and Midwives in Wales to share their opinion about the impact of genomics in your area of work. Your responses will help inform future education and training initiatives and preparation of our workforce in line with the Welsh Government’s […]

Wales Plays a Key Role in UK-Wide SARS Cov-2 Sequencing

Wales Top Three Worldwide For Genomic Sequencing Efforts During COVID-19 As part of the Welsh Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Public Health Wales Pathogen Genomics Unit (PenGU) has been working collaboratively with key partners to sequence and analyse every available SARS-CoV-2 sample from patients in Wales. The £20M project is being led by the […]