What the Yorkshire & Humber Genomic Medicine Centre did during Healthcare Science Week 2017

Last updated: 5th September 2019

The Yorkshire and Humber Genomic Medicine Centre had a busy time during Healthcare Science Week. Staff from the Pathology Department and Genomic Medicine Centre, including some STP trainees in Genomics and Genomic Counselling, talked to members of the public and hospital staff about the 100, 000 Genomes Project and how important the role of the healthcare science workforce is in delivering this important project.

Tammy Kammin (Genetic Counsellor at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals) and David Walker (Trainee Genetic Counsellor at Sheffield Childrens Hospital) used a fantastic analogy of 23 different pairs of socks hung on a washing line, to teach people about chromosomes.

Julian Hartley, Chief Executive of Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust, turned up to lend his support to the project and to talk to staff, which included Julie Atkey, Education and Training Lead for the Yorkshire and Humber Genomic Medicine Centre and a Clinical Scientist in Genetics.