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GeCIP and QMUL Seminar Series

The Genomics England Clinical Interpretation Partnership (GeCIP) and Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) Seminar Series is an evening of talks presented by GeCIP members on the latest research being performed using the 100,000 Genomes Project.

The next event in this series, taking place on Thursday 6 December 2018, will include talks by:

  • Dr Dennis Wang (University of Sheffield; Bladder and QMMFLG GeCIP domains)
  • Dr Jamie Ellingford (University of Manchester; Cardiovascular, Hearing & Sight and QMMFLG GeCIP domains)

This will be held in the Derek Willoughby Lecture Theatre, Queen Mary University of London, on the Charterhouse Square campus. Further information can be found on the Eventbrite page.

Details and registration: This event is free to attend, but please register your place now on Eventbrite.

Transforming Medicine through Genomics

The British Society for Genetic Medicine (BSGM) and Genomics England are organising this free-to-attend conference on Thursday 15 November 2018 to explore how genomics will transform medicine. There will be talks from Professor Dame Sue Hill (Chief Scientific Officer, NHS England), Professor Mark Caulfield (Chief Scientists, Genomics England) about the 100,000 Genomes Project and the NHS Genomic Medicine Service, plus plenty more from leading researchers, clinicians and colleagues who have been involved in the Project. This event will be taking place at Queen Mary University of London.

Details and registration: Free of charge, but ticketed. Register your place now on Eventbrite.

The Future of Genomics in the NHS

Hear from thought leaders and learn what the future of genomics will look like in the NHS, on Wednesday 28 November 2018. Utilise this opportunity to network with like-minded colleagues from across the NHS and gain an insightful update on laboratory reconfiguration, the 100,000 Genomes Project and personalised medicine. By focusing on key issues and developments facing the future of genomics in the NHS you will leave this day with the necessary knowledge you need in order to take the next steps. This event is taking place at De Vere Colmore Gate, Birmingham.

Speakers will include:

  • Doris-Ann Williams MBE
  • Angela Douglas MBE
  • Dr Richard Turner
  • Dr Tom Fowler
  • Will Spooner

Details and registration: The agenda and registration information can be found on the event’s website.

Discount code: GEN105
This discount code can be used to receive £105 off of the full cost to attend.
This code can be used for new NHS and Public Sector bookings only.
This code cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.

External events

These are not run by Genomics England but may be of interest to healthcare professionals, scientists or participants in the Project.

Diagnostic Challenges and Clinical Management of DNA Repair Disorders

This event, taking place 28 November 2018 at the Royal Society of Medicine, London, UK, will provide insights and knowledge for multi-disciplinary teams as DNA repair disorders represent a diagnostic challenge and are an important illustration of the challenges of caring for patients with these diseases who need long term specialist support.

Topics will include:

  • The cellular biology of DNA repair disorders
  • The clinical presentation of DNA repair disorders
  • Updated expert guidance on the clinical management of DNA repair disorders
  • What DNA repair disorders can teach us about the process of ageing
  • How specialist services for DNA repair disorders are structured and how they were established
  • What it is like to live with a DNA repair disorder

Find out more about this event and register here.

INFRAFRONTIER/IMPC Stakeholder Meeting 2018: Advancing Rare Disease Research and Gene Therapy Applications with Animal Models

The second Stakeholder Meeting of the European Research Infrastructure for phenotyping and archiving of model mammalian genomes, INFRAFRONTIER, will be jointly organised with the International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium. This event will be taking place 3–4 December 2018 in Munich, Germany.

This meeting will be structured as below:

  • Advancing rare disease research with animal models
  • Gene therapy applications using animal models
  • Young Investigator/Stakeholder presentations

Find out more about this event, including the programme outline and how to register, here.

Genomics of Rare Disease

This event is the 13th in the Wellcome Genome Campus’ series of meetings on rare diseases, and will be exploring how genomic research translates into clinical care and informs our understanding of the biology of rare disease. The meeting will be taking place 27–29 March 2019 at the Wellcome Genome Campus in Hinxton, Cambridgeshire, UK.

View the programme and speakers, register, or submit an abstract here.

Previous external events

An evening’s discussion event at Cheltenham Science Festival 2017 – please find a recording of the event on the linked page.

“The 100,000 Genomes Project is now in full swing, sequencing around 70,000 patients’ DNA codes. As genomics picks up speed, it raises a whole new set of ethical questions for Radio 4’s Inside the Ethics Committee regulars Deborah Bowman, Anneke Lucassen and Bobbie Farsides to consider. Join them and chair Vivienne Parry to decide what you’d do as a typically complex and tricky case is discussed.”


These panel debates hosted by the Administrative Data Research Centre for England are part of the UK-wide ‘Future Debates’ series by the British Science Association (BSA), supported by Genomics England.

The panel members will examine the topic of science funding and who does it.

  • Does it matter if private companies fund science?
  • Does private funding create bias in the research?
  • How can we trust researchers?

Future Debates

PHG FoundationStorify | Write-up
28 November 2017, Clare College, Cambridge.


An international line-up of expert speakers explored how genomics and other emerging technologies are transforming the healthcare landscape, and consider some of the critical people, practical and policy issues that lie ahead; suitable for anyone with an interest in aspects of genomic medicine and personalised healthcare – practical, policy, or person-centred.

Event run by the PHG Foundation and sponsored by:

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Past Genomics England events

We have held a variety of events over the past two years. These include debates, public meetings and conferences. See below for details of some of our recent meetings.

View all the videos of our genomic medicine seminars.

The GeCIP and QMUL Seminar Series started in October 2018, and are monthly, free-to-attend evenings of talks presented by GeCIP members on the latest research being performed using the 100,000 Genomes Project.

The first event in this series took place on Thursday 1 November 2018 with talks by:

  • Dr William Cross (Queen Mary University of London; Colorectal Cancer GeCIP domain)
  • Professor Malak Abedalthagafi (King Fahad Medical City; King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology)
 Watch the event (YouTube – new window)

Watch the event on BioNews (YouTube – new window)

Read a summary of the event from BioNews

The Progress Educational Trust (PET) and Genomics England organised this free-to-attend event on Wednesday 5 September 2018, which took place during NHS England’s Health and Care Innovation Expo. The event was chaired by Genomics England’s CEO, Professor John Mattick. Speakers included:

  • Professor Dame Sue Hill (Chief Scientific Officer, NHS England)
  • Nalin Thakkar (Professor of Molecular Pathology and Genetics, University of Manchester)
  • Vivienne Parry (Head of Engagement, Genomics England)
  • Paul Matthews (Head of Strategic Partnerships, Global Gene Corp)

This event formed part of the Genomics Conversation programme of activities led by us.

Watch the event on BioNews (YouTube – new window)

Read a summary of the event from BioNews

The Progress Educational Trust (PET), in partnership with Genomics England, organised this free-to-attend event on Tuesday 26 June 2018 to discuss the responsibilities around genomic data. The event was chaired by Timandra Harkness. Speakers included:

  • Dr Natalie Banner (Policy Adviser, Understanding Patient Data)
  • Professor Anthony Brookes (Professor of Genetics, University of Leicester)
  • Professor Ann Dalton (Director of Sheffield Diagnostic Genetic Service, Sheffield Children’s Hospital)
  • Professor Tim Hubbard (Head of Genome Analysis, Genomics England).

This event formed part of the Genomics Conversation programme of activities led by us.

 Watch the event on BioNews (YouTube – new window)

 View our Storify collection of the evening’s Twitter conversations

Read a summary of the event from BioNews

Together with the Progress Educational Trust, we discussed genomic medicine and consent to the use of genomic data on the evening of Monday 11 September at this Public Event.

The event built on discussion of these issues in the recent Generation Genome report from the UK’s Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies, and formed part of the Genomics Conversation programme of activities led by us.

You can view a day’s talks and discussion around tissue handling in our video playlist – opens in a new tab.
This event was held here at Genomics England in partnership with NHS England and the Royal College of Pathologists on 19th July 2017.

⇒ Read more on our Cancer Pathology page.

We explored how genetics and lifestyle contribute to dementia at our event in London on 20 July 2017.

Experts discussed factors that affect our risk of developing dementia, how we make sense of what we hear in the media and the difficult decisions facing people who have a rare inherited form of Alzheimer’s.

Read more: 

“Providing Answers, Changing Lives, Transforming the NHS” – Tuesday 04 July 2017

A public event about the future of genomic medicine and the NHS, produced by the Progress Educational Trust (PET) in partnership with Genomics England, which launched a new phase of the Genomics Conversation.

Speakers included:

View the BioNews Storify collection of tweets and links relating to the event.

Our rare disease meeting in May 2015 brought together researchers and clinicians to help inform the rare disease data models used in the 100,000 Genomes Project.

Our GENE Consortium was launched at a two day event in London in March 2015. 10 companies came forward to create the GENE Consortium, to accelerate the development of new diagnostics and treatments for patients. Read more about the launch on our News pages.

An evening event organised by the Progress Educational Trust (PET) in November 2014 in partnership with Genomics England and City University London’s Science Journalism course. This event tackled head on many of the questions and concerns related to data security and commercial aspects of Genomics England’s mission and partnerships. It gave everyone an opportunity to put questions and comments to those involved in the project and to hear a range of contrasting views on the ethical and practical issues raised, with speakers: Professor Mark CaulfieldProfessor Tim HubbardDr Mark Sheehan and Dr Sarah Wynn.

At the Genomics England Clinical Interpretation Partnership (GECIP) launch meeting on 27 June 2014 clinical research colleagues were given an update on the status and plans for Genomics England together with an outline of GECIP and how researchers, clinicians and funders can engage with it to harness the potential of the 100,000 Genomes Project.
The Great Hall at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London was the historic setting for Genomics England’s first engagement events on Thursday 3 October 2013.

There were two events – one for patients and the second for clinicians and other professionals. Each event included short presentations and questions and answers with the audience.

Genomics England held a suppliers event on 5 November 2013 in London. A document to accompany the event can be found here (opens PDF document): Annotation Supplier Presentation 

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