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The Festival of Genomics and Biodata

Past event


Location Business Design Centre
52 Upper St
N1 0QH

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Genomics England are proud to be part of the Festival of Genomics and Biodata, the UK’s largest genomics event, and a place for the global genomics community to meet, learn and get inspired.

Meet the team
Visit our booth to find out more about the work we're doing, or speak to a team member from our bioinformatics, talent acquisition, partnerships and research management teams.

Hear from our experts
The festival line-up includes incredible talks and debates from over 150+ speakers with extended topic coverage of areas like multi-omics, single cell and spatial analysis, liquid biopsy, cancer genomics, biodata and more. Catch speakers from Genomics England, our Participant Panel and partner organisations in the sessions below.

Schedule of events

25 January sessions with Genomics England

  • 11:30am

    Panel: Patients at the Heart of Research

    • Jillian Hastings Ward, Chair, Participant Panel, Genomics England
    • Imran Kausar, Vice President & General Manager, Novartis Gene Therapies
    • Raghib Ali, Chief Medical Officer, Our Future Health
  • 12:30pm

    NPIC and Genomics England – Digitising the 100,000 Genomes Project

    • Prabhu Arumugam, Director of Clinical Data & Imaging, Genomics England
    • Daljeet Bansal, NPIC Operations Director, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

  • 4:10pm

    Clinical Interpretation of Noncoding Regions for Rare Disease Diagnoses

    • Jamie Ellingford, Lead Genomic Data Scientist, Genomics England
  • 5.10pm

    Advancing Genomic Equity through Better Data Science

    • Maxine Mackintosh, Programme Lead on Diverse Data, Genomics England

26 January sessions with Genomics England

  • 9:00am

    Plenary Keynote Session: New Technologies and Analysis Approaches for Rare Diseases and Cancer – the Genomics England Program

    • Matt Brown, Chief Scientific Officer, Genomics England
  • 11:45am

    Panel: The New & the Who of the Changing Sequencing Landscape

    • Greg Elgar, Director of Sequencing, Genomics England
    • Mette Christiansen, Head of Clinical NGS Core Facility, Aarhus University Hospital
    • Graham Freimanis, Head of High Throughput Sequencing, The Pirbright Institute
    • Michael Andrew Quail, Principal Scientific Manager, Sequencing R&D, Wellcome Sanger Institute
  • 1:40pm

    The Genomics England Interpretation Platform

    • Christopher Boustred, Lead Clinical Bioinformatician, Genomics England
  • 3.25pm

    Panel: The Newborn Sequencing Initiative - Navigating the Path

    • Alice Tuff-Lacey, Programme Lead, Newborns Initiative, Genomics England
    • Emma Baple, Medical Director, NHS South West Genomic Laboratory Hub & Professor of Genomic Medicine, University of Exeter Medical School
    • Catherine Joynson, Associate Director, Nuffield Council on Bioethics
  • 3.25pm

    Panel: The UK as a Role Model of Genomics: The Role of Genomics in making the UK a Life Science Superpower

    • Matt Brown, Chief Scientific Officer, Genomics England
    • Jonathan Berg, Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Clinical Genetics, University of Dundee
    • Lucy Chappell, Chief Scientific Adviser, Department of Health and Social Care
    • Rob Orford, Chief Scientific Adviser for Health, Welsh Government
    • Ian Young, Chief Scientific Adviser, Department of Health and Director of Research and Development, Health and Social Care, Northern Ireland

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