Genome BC Geneskool: free life sciences resources for grade 9-12 teachers across BC

After giving a brief introduction to Genome BC Geneskool, we will run through our newest classroom workshop: rare genetic disease case studies. In this workshop, students assume the role of various scientists within a clinical genetics team. They must work together to diagnose a patient based on information provided about their symptoms and genetic make-up. We will then set up 3 or 4 stations showcasing other Geneskool workshops and activities that teachers can rotate through at their leisure. 

Target Audience

secondary teachers


10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Room 104

No prior registration required.

12:45 PM - 2:15 PM
Room 104

No prior registration required.


  • Genome British Columbia
    Alex Chattwood

    Alex Chattwood works with volunteer scientists to support the formal education system as manager of Genome BC’s Geneskool program. He holds a PhD in genetics from the University of Manchester, UK, and moved into education after working as a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of British Columbia. Leaving behind his slime mold research wasn’t easy, but Alex learned a great deal about science communication and education after a combined 3 years with TELUS World of Science Edmonton and Science World British Columbia.