Main Content

About Us

The East of England NHS Genomic Medicine Centre (GMC) is part of a national network of 13 GMCs taking part in the 100,000 Genomes Project.

As the home of DNA, the East of England is rich in genetics-related research, teaching, innovation, and events. The East of England Genomic Medicine Centre serves as an interface between these activities and the NHS.


100,000 Genomes Project

The 100,000 Genomes Project aims to sequence (read) the DNA from thousands of patients with certain rare diseases and cancers to help with their diagnosis, treatment, and future NHS patient care.

Everyone who takes part in the project is contributing to valuable medical research into rare diseases and cancer.



We teach a suite of postgraduate or individual modules in Genomic Medicine, suitable for NHS healthcare professionals, biotech/pharmaceutical sector professionals, and those interested in a career in healthcare.

The courses provide professionally relevant teaching and learning, equipping students with the knowledge they need to integrate genomic technologies and information into their patient care.


Latest News

We celebrate as 100,000 genomes sequenced

A celebratory event marking the success of the 100,000 Genomes Project took place in London earlier this week, following the announcement on 5 December from Health Secretary Matt Hancock that the 100,000 Genomes Project had reached its goal of sequencing 100,000 whole genomes from NHS patients. To mark the occasion, Genomics England and NHS England invited staff, patients and […]

Government target to map 5 million genomes

The Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP announced earlier this month the government’s aspiration to map five million genomes in the UK over the next five years. The West Suffolk MP, who was appointed Secretary of State for Health and Social Care in July, said: “I’m proud to announce we are expanding our 100,000 Genomes Project […]

CUH wins tender for regional NHS genomic hub

NHS England has selected Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) as one of seven national genomic laboratory hubs. The hubs will provide patients across England with access to the latest genome testing for rare disease, cancer and other conditions. Each hub is responsible for coordinating genomic testing in the NHS in their respective areas. For CUH, this […]

Our Newsletter

We have a newsletter packed with interesting news and events about genetics in our region.


Previous newsletters

Our Twitter Feed

Contact Us

All our East of England teams can be emailed at

Or to contact your local team, click here.