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Café Sci Cambridge: The Darwin Tree of Life project

Wednesday 13 March: 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Espresso Library, 210 East Rd, CB1 1BG

Grab a coffee with a large slice of science at Café Sci!

At this event, we will discuss The Darwin Tree of Life Project, the UK’s contribution to the Earth BioGenome Project, which is setting out to sequence the genomes of all 1.5 million known species of animals, plants, protozoa and fungi on Earth. The project will revolutionise our understanding of biology and evolution, bolster efforts to restore biodiversity, and radically transform biomedicine and agriculture.

It's a mammoth project so come along to find out more about it from Tim Littlewood, Head of Life Sciences at the Natural History Museum, London, who will be working on The Darwin Tree of Life Project alongside researchers from the Wellcome Sanger Institute, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and other collaborators.

Café Sci Cambridge is coordinated by the Public Engagement team at the Wellcome Genome Campus, home to two of the world's leading institutes in genomics and computational biology, the Wellcome Sanger Institute and EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute. More information can be found at

Booking Information

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Partial access - please call for details
Phone: 01223 766766

Additional Information

Age: 11+, Talk, Arrive on time, Free