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External Meetings

We will happily include any announcements for genetics-based meetings in this section

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Gene Therapy - The Future Has Arrived!
25 May 2017

Barnard's Inn, London

This lecture will describe what gene therapy is all about, the recent advancements in the field and what the future holds for gene therapies.
Please click here for further details.

Translational Bioinformatics
12-13 June 2017

Wellcome Genome Campus

The conference will bring together scientists and entrepreneurs who are interested in translating genomics and bioinformatics research into healthcare tools and services. It will be relevant for researchers, computational biologists and entrepreneurs (from start-ups and established companies) interested in epidemiology, cancer genomics and precision medicine.

For more information, please click here.

Tumour Microenvironment – Basic Science to Novel Therapies (with 3D Model Workshop)
The British Association for Cancer Research
14 - 16 June 2017
Nottingham Conference Centre

This meeting aims to highlight  the latest advances in this field from basic science to clinical development and to provide a workshop forum for researcher to discuss recent developments in 3D cancer modelling.

Further details can be found here.

Avian Genetics and Immunity
19 June 2017

University of Surrey

Research on Avian Genetics and Immunity (RAGI) has been established to strengthen global partnerships and links between academic researchers, students and the poultry professionals working on the genetics of avian immunity.

The symposium will provide a forum for discussion and exchange of ideas around the single theme of exploiting available opportunities in ultimately dealing emerging and existing infectious avian diseases in poultry production systems and to safeguard food supplies and human health.

Details of available bursaries for students plus abstract deadlines and registration details can be accessed here.

Genome Editing: CRISPR Design & Strategy
22 - 23 June 2017
Homerton College, Cambridge

This CamBioScience ‘Genome Editing: CRISPR Design & Strategy’ Course you will learn how to best implement techniques relating to this versatile and programmable sequence-specific endonuclease to expedite and enhance your research or product development.

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Meeting the challenges of modelling neurodegenerative disease in mice
26 - 27 June 2017
The Royal Society at Chicheley Hall, Buckinghamshire

This meeting aims to provide a platform for leaders within multiple disciplines, in addition to early career researchers, to meet for networking and discussion. More information, including the current programme and speakers can be found on the meetings webpage here.

Festival of Genomics, San Diego
26-27 June 2017
San Diego Convention Centre

If you’re using genomics to drive forward R&D, drug development or the diagnosis and treatment of disease then the Festival is the place to get inspired and informed.

Further information can be found here.

Mendelian randomization in the age of large-scale accessible genomics data
11-13 July 2017
Colston Hall, Bristol

All professionals interested in aetiological epidemiology and Mendelian randomization are invited to attend this conference.

The deadline for abstracts is 2 May 2017 and further details can be found here.

Leena Peltonen School of Human Genomics

20-24 August 2017
Wellcome Genome Campus

The Leena Peltonen School of Human Genomics, now in its 10th year, provides a unique opportunity to learn and be inspired by those that have shaped our understanding of human genomics over the past decade.

The application and bursary deadline is 23 May and further details can be found here.

Genome 10k and Genome Science Conference
Tuesday 29 August - Friday 1 September 2017
Norwich Research Park

Earlham Institute are proud to host two prestigious conferences in one – The Genome 10K biannual conference for the Genome 10K project – assembling a genomic zoo to capture genetic diversity of vertebrate species to support worldwide conservation efforts – and the Genome Science meeting – a successful annual meeting exploring advances in genomic technologies and computational biology and their applications across the biomedical sciences.

Further details can be found here.

MRC Human Genetics Unit - Eye Development and Degeneration Scientific Meeting
4 - 5 September 2017
MRC Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine, The University of Edinburgh

This two-day scientific meeting will highlight exciting new advances in eye development, physiology, disease and therapies. The meeting will also mark the outstanding contribution of Professor Alan Wright to the field of eye disease genetics over the last 25 years. The meeting will cover the latest research in eye developmental genetics, quantitative traits and genetics, physiology and mechanisms of genetic eye disease, therapeutic approaches to genetic disease and a plenary lecture. Poster presentations will be chosen from submitted abstracts. Please email your abstract to EyeDD2017@igmm.ed.ac.uk with your name and affiliation. Abstract submission deadline is 30th June 2017.

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Integrating Inherited Cancer Syndromes into Cancer Care 2017
6 September 2017
The Royal Marsden Education and Conference Centre, London

This one day course will examine the relevance of genetic test results for management of oncology patients. Each will focus on a case and the audience will have an opportunity to ask questions about each case.

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The Genomics of Common Diseases
6-9 September 2017

Wellcome Genome Campus

The programme will be focused on emerging technologies that are providing fundamental insights into human diseases with direct links to the development of clinical therapies.

Bursary deadline: 27 June | Abstract Deadline: 11 July | Registration Deadline: 8 August

Further details can be found here.

Exploring Human Host-Microbiome Interactions in Health and Disease
13–15 September 2017
Wellcome Genome Campus

The 6th Exploring Human Host-Microbiome Interactions in Health and Disease meeting will once again bring together leading scientists and clinicians from the fields of microbiology, immunology, gastroenterology and public health to discuss the latest developments in this fast-moving field.

Bursary deadline: 4 July  | Abstract Deadline: 18 July | Registration Deadline: 1 August

Further details can be found here.


Animal Genetics and Diseases
20 - 22 September 2017
Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge

This conference will bring together specialists working on the interface between genomics, genetic engineering and infectious disease with the aims of improving animal and human health and welfare.

This meeting will showcase recent advances in genomics, genome editing, and mathematical techniques to understand disease resistance, pathogen evolution and vaccination success. We will discuss the progress and the lessons learned from combining genomic technologies with advanced quantitative methods to combat epidemics and improve livestock systems. The programme will also present advances of precision medicine in companion animals, translational medicine, as well as the societal issues and challenges surrounding animal welfare and regulation.

The registration deadline for this meeting is 1 August 2017 and full details can be found here.

Genomic Medicine 2017
26 - 27 September 2017
Murray Edwards College, Cambridge

This meeting will cover the following areas: Genomics, Next Generation Sequencing applications and workflows in the analysis of human disease.  These topics will include different disease areas where particularly promising genomic studies have been performed; large population studies such as the East London Genes & health project; whole genome & whole exome studies; epigenomics and many others.

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Big Data in Biology and Health

Wellcome Genome Campus-EMBL Conference

25-27 September 2017

The second big data in biology and health meeting will explore the opportunities and challenges of big data in biology, health and disease and provide a forum for scientists and clinicians from academia and industry to drive the future development of research in this area.

Further details can be found here.

Festival of Genomics, Boston
3-4 October 2017
Boston Convention and Exhibition Centre

This Festival is for anyone generating, using, or studying genomic information. It has been designed to offer insights and value for the full breadth of the genomics community – from academia, biopharma, healthcare organizations, investment firms, patient organizations and solution providers. Further information can be found here.

World Congress on Genetic Counselling

4-6 October 2017

Wellcome Genome Campus

Bursary deadline: 18 July | Abstract Deadline: 11 August  | Registration Deadline: 7 September

This new conference will provide a forum that facilitates active engagement between international researchers and practitioners to explore the evidence that guides genetic counselling and the communication of genetics in mainstream medicine, thereby enhancing clinical practice.

Further details can be found here.

3rd International Conference on Genetic and Protein Engineering

8 - 9 November 2017
Las Vegas, USA

This conference will explore the recent advancements and new methodologies about protein and genetic engineering. Full details can be found here.

Festival of Genomics, London
30-31 January 2018
Excel Exhibition Centre, London

Please click here for further information about this conference.


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