Mission Statement

The Virtual Genetics Education Centre (VGEC)

  • Provides information and genetics education resources for higher education, colleges, schools, health professionals and the general public.
  • Encourages collaboration in the development, evaluation and sharing of genetics education resources
    provides links to, and evaluates, sources of information and educational material about genetics.
  • Explores innovative approaches to teaching and learning in genetics, such as the SWIFT project for example where Second Life is being used to teach some aspects of genetics in a virtual laboratory.


 Second Life Lab




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Department of Genetics
University of Leicester
University Road
Leicester, LE1 7RH


Tel: +44 (0)116 223 1588

Fax: +44 (0)116 252 3378

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