NI Science Festival 2020: Lab View 360 - Biomedical Research in Action

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in Festival/Exhibition


Lab View 360: Biomedical Research in Action
Genomics and Bioinformatics workstation
In this station we will develop a role game activity to explain the basic principles around the concepts of stratified medicine and precision medicine.
The activity will consist in a brief introduction about genomics and how genomes can be generated nowadays followed by a role game in which each of the participants will be given a simulated genome, at a 1:1,000,000 scale, with a list of health related variants and a series of effects (phenotypes) that can be related with those variants. As part of the game we will explain using a small simulation the mechanism of genome wide association studies and we will give a couple of real-world examples about how genomic information can be used for health purposes.
Period15 Feb 2020
Event typeOther
Degree of RecognitionRegional


  • Bioinformatics
  • Genomics