Upcoming GeCIP events:
6th February 2017. “International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium and the 100,000 Genomes Project” workshop at the Derek Willoughby Lecture Theatre, London.
The Medical Research Council (MRC) have funded a new programme at Harwell – Genome Editing Mice for Medicine (GEMM) as part of the International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium (IMPC). At the MRC Harwell Institute CRISPR/Cas9 technology is being used to bring a bespoke genome editing service to the GeCIP community with up to 250 murine models available to functionally characterise findings from the 100,000 Genomes Project.
IMPC and GEMM offer the following opportunities for GeCIP members to utilise the versatility of mouse genetics in their diagnostic and pre-clinical studies:
- Broad-base phenotyping data from in excess of 40,000 knockout mouse lines
- Nominate genes not already targeted to be deleted by MRC Harwell and phenotyped under the IMPC programme
- Access CRISPR/Cas9 technologies to introduce point mutations
- Apply for novel mouse lines via GEMM
Further information on the workshop, upcoming calls and details on bookings will be sent to all GeCIP members soon. For more informal discussions on the possibilities that the GEMM programme and technologies can deliver for your research contact GEMM@har.mrc.ac.uk.
Upcoming genomics events and conferences:
These meetings are not organised by Genomics England or GeCIP domains, but may be relevant to GeCIP researchers.
Festival of Genomics London, 31st Jan-1st Feb 2017 – will be hosting numerous members of Genomics England and the GeCIP community both as conference speakers, running workshops and as attendees.
UK Pharmacogenetics and Stratified Medicine Network, 4th Open Meeting. 23rd March 2017. Join us for talks from high profile academic and clinical experts; senior government and industry representatives; and a patient representative highlighting how the UK is leading the way in pharmacogenetics and stratified medicine.
Applied Bioinformatics and Public Health Microbiology, 17-19 May 2017, Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, UK.
The European Human Genetics Conference 2017, 27th-30th May. 50th Anniversary of the European Society of Human Genetics (ESHG). Copenhagen, Denmark.