Discovering Genomics in Your Classroom

Empowering Teachers and Inspiring Students in the World of Genomics


Industry experts and education specialists have teamed up to design genomic focused programs for teachers to bring to their classrooms. By providing professional development, real-world curriculum and industry partnerships, we give students the opportunity to learn through hands-on experiences, connect with industry professionals and explore new careers for their future.

Genomic Discoveries Teacher Educator Program & Curriculum:

Supporting our teachers with high quality professional development is key to bringing meaningful genomic experiences into the classroom. This program provides teacher training, curriculum and lab experiences to San Diego high schools. It provides educators and students with real-world, hands-on experiences using industry technology.

Professional development training & credits, workshops & ongoing support


Curriculum & lab experiences using industry technology


Opportunities for field trip experiences & interaction with industry professionals.



Illumina, the Illumina Corporate Foundation, and the Biocom Institute are partnering to create an educational community where teachers can learn and connect with the world of genomics. Genomic Discoveries provides opportunities for teachers to access genomics-focused professional development, real-world curriculum, and industry connections. It is our hope to empower teachers to create meaningful experiences for students around genomics and inspire the next generation to pursue careers in Life Sciences.