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Genome Lates are your chance to explore Wellcome Genome Campus science on a Friday evening! Explore our latest exhibition and experiences, and to discover more about the latest in genomics research. As it's a Friday, it's a fun, informal affair. Our bar is open, so come along and relax with friends over a drink! 

An ideal trip for curious people; come and discover the exciting world of genomics in creative and delightful ways.

Genome Lates are FREE for everyone but booking is required.



Can you defeat The Helix?

An alien life form known as The Helix has found Earth and is taking over the planet as we know it! We We need you to take on the mission of defeating the Helix by solving puzzles and working out clues.

Enter Mission HQ and receive information and clues from scientists from across the globe who are working with you on this life-or-death mission, uncovering how the Helix communicate and how they use genetic information to infiltrate and overtake other lifeforms. Only your puzzle-solving skills can save us now…

Communications tell us that The Helix will arrive on Saturday 18 May, and you will have until Saturday 21 September to defeat them…

There is a also separate mission - if you choose to accept it - a bookable timed immersive game, reccommended for groups of 3-6 players, aged 14+. Book your session here!

Genome Lates are FREE for everyone but you do need to book.

What are my transport/parking options for the event?

The Wellcome Genome Campus is situated about 10 miles south of Cambridge. Driving or cycling to the Campus is the easiest way to reach us. Whittlesford Parkway and Great Chesterford train stations are both about 2 miles from the Campus but have limited facilities (neither has a taxi rank). There is plenty of free parking at the Wellcome Genome Campus.

When should I arrive?

When you arrive at the main entrance, please drive up to the security barriers and give your name to the person in the security booth. Please use the barrier intercom for access if the booth happens to be unattended.

Open Saturdays are drop-in, and you can arrive at a time to suit you. Last admission to the campus is 8pm, and the event ends at 8.30pm.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No you don't need to bring your ticket, as your name will be on our attendee list at the entrance.

Are refreshments available?

The event cafe will be open, selling a range of drinks and small snacks. You are welcome to bring a packed lunch with you too.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

If you have any questions about this event, or our work in general, please email

Do you have questions about Genome Lates? Contact Wellcome Genome Campus

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Wellcome Genome Campus

CB10 1SA Hinxton
United Kingdom


Wellcome Genome Campus

The Wellcome Genome Campus is home to some of the world’s foremost institutes and organisations in genomics and computational biology. We bring together a diverse and exceptional scientific community in a culture and environment that fosters creativity and rewards bold, ambitious thinking. We are committed to delivering life-changing science with the reach, scale and imagination to solve some of humanity’s greatest challenges.

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