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Genomic Medicine, Cambridge, 2018 (Meeting preview)

The 2018 Biotexcel conference ‘Genomic Medicine’ will take place at Murray Edwards College, Cambridge, UK, on 5–6 December 2018.

The running scientific theme for this meeting, like other Biotexcel genomic meetings, will cover the areas where Next Generation Sequencing is used in the analysis of human disease.  These topics will  include different disease areas where particularly promising genomic studies have been performed; large population studies; whole genome & whole exome studies; epigenomics and many other topics. In this meeting we will also hear from commercial genomic companies, whether those that currently have genomic solutions on the market as well as those that are spin-outs or are in the research/earlier phases.

Confirmed speakers include (among others):

  • Prof. Lucy Raymond, University of Cambridge
  • Dr Caroline Wright, University of Exeter Medical School
  • Dr Anna Middleton, Wellcome Sanger Institute
  • Dr Nitzan Rosenfeld, Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute
  • Prof Ferenc Mueller, University of Birmingham
  • Prof Yanick Crow, MRC IGMM, University of Edinburgh
  • Prof Michael Parker, University of Oxford
  • Dr Athena Matakidou, Astra Zeneca.


Topics to be covered include:

  • Whole genome sequence analysis of critically ill children
  • Transforming drug discovery and development with an integrated genomics approach
  • Making new genetic diagnoses with old data
  • How is society responding to genomics?
  • Genomic analysis of cell-free DNA in plasma for non-invasive cancer diagnostics
  • Genomic imprinting: lessons on the 4D genome.

The meeting will also have presentations on a variety of the latest technology developments.

In addition to presentations, the meeting will also include a number of networking opportunities, such as an introductory networking session on Day 1, a panel debate on topical issues and bottlenecks, a poster session and a networking dinner at The Punter Pub.

This meeting is intended to be suitable for NGS users, researchers and students, bioinformaticians and those in the NHS and private labs, biotech companies, CROs and service providers.

Discounts are available for students, academics and hospital staff.