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External Meetings

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

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Translational Bioinformatics conference
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.

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.

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.

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.

Click here for further information.

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.

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.

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.


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