Genomic Medicine 2017 Cambridge

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Genomic Medicine 2017 Cambridge

September 26 - September 27

Genomic Medicine 2017 Cambridge will take place on 26th & 27th September 2017 at Murray Edwards College in Cambridge as a partnership between Biotexcel, East of Anglia Genetics Service, Clinical Genetics at the University of Cambridge & the East of England NHS Genomic Medicine Centre.


The scientific theme for this meeting like most Biotexcel meetings will cover the areas where Next Generation Sequencing is used 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 other topics.  In a slight variation to our usual back to back academic talks, in this meeting we will also hear from commercial genomic companies, whether those that currently have genomic solutions on the market, or those that are spin-outs or in the research or earlier phases, as well as hearing from Illumina’s Chief Scientist David Bentley.


We are excited to have some great names from the world of genomics such as Prof Carlos Caldas, Prof Stephan Beck, Prof Eamonn Maher and many others.


Join us in Cambridge for a really exciting meeting where you can hear from the opinion leaders in Genomics in a relaxed casual setting and network with the speakers as well as with other fellow delegates.  The evening will see a networking dinner at Thaikhun restaurant where speakers and delegates can meet up and carry on discussions in an even more informal setting.


NETWORKING: in addition to the excellent science, Genomic Medicine 2017 Cambridge will allow delegates to interact with each other during networking events. These networking opportunities will include:


  • Introductory networking session on Day 1
  • Panel debate
  • Networking dinner at Thaikhun on the evening of 26th September


ACADEMIC POSTER SUBMISSIONS: We welcome academic poster presentation at our events. If you have some material to present, please send us an abstract by 26th August. This will be reviewed by our scientific committee and if approved you will receive a 15% discount off the conference registration fee.


If you would like to submit a poster, please send us an abstract using our CONTACT US FORM


Who should attend:


  • NGS users, researchers and students
  • Bioinformaticians
  • NHS & Private Labs, Biotech Companies, CRO’s, Service Providers


…and others interested in the latest developments of:


  • Genomics
  • Next Generation Sequencing
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biomarkers
  • Computational Biology
  • Data Analysis
  • Data interpretation
  • DNA Sequencing
  • Genetics
  • Infectious and Inherited Diseases
  • NGS Data Storage
  • Informatics
  • Molecular and Cell Biology
  • Molecular Diagnostics



Day 1 

09.00 – 10.30: Registration, Coffee & Networking
10.30 – 11.00: Ed Quazi – Networking and Collaborations Workshop
11.00 – 11.30: Prof Eamonn Maher, University of Cambridge
Opening Scientific Presentation
11.30 – 12.00: Prof David Van Heel, Blizard Institute, QMUL
Human Knockouts, and East London Genes & Health 
12.00 – 12.30: TECHNOLOGY PRESENTATION by Takara Bio Europe
12.30 – 13.30: Lunch, Exhibition, Networking
13.30 – 14.00: Prof Sharon Peacock, Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge
Application of NGS in Microbiology 
14.00 – 14.30: Prof Carlos Caldas, Director of Cambridge Breast Cancer Research Unit
14.30 – 15.00: TECHNOLOGY PRESENTATION by Promega
15.00 – 15.30: Coffee, Exhibition & Networking
15.30 – 16.00: Prof Anneke Lucassen, Wessex Clinical Genetics Service & University of Southampton
Ethical and legal perspectives of the use of cheap and fast whole genome analyses in healthcare
16.00 – 16.30: Prof Lyn ChittyUCL Institute of Child Health & Great Ormond Street NHS Foundation Trust
16.30 – 17.00: Prof Stephan Beck, UCL, Cancer Institute
Towards Personal Epigenomics
17.00 – 17.50: PANEL DEBATE: Topical issues and Bottlenecks
19.00: NETWORKING DINNER (booking required)

Day 2

09.00 – 09.30: Dr David Bentley, VP & Chief Scientist, Illumina
09.30 – 10.00: Prof Sadaf Farooqi, Cambridge Neuroscience, University of Cambridge
10.30 – 11.00: Coffee, Exhibition & Networking
11.00 – 11.30: Prof Lucy Raymond, CIMR, University of Cambridge
11.30 – 12.00: Dr Manju Kurian, GOSH/UCL
12.30 – 13.30: Lunch, Exhibition & Networking
13.30 – 14.00: Dr Rob Semple, University of Edinburgh
14.00 – 14.30: Dr Serena Nik-Zainal, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
14.30 – 15.00: Dr James Hadfield, CR UK
15.00 – 15.30: Coffee, Exhibition & Networking
15.30 – 16.00: Prof Ferenc Muller, Instiute of Cancer & Genomic Studies, Birmingham
16.00 – 16.30: Upcoming Technology – New Start-up Company

The fees below are displayed in GBP, but you will be able to choose whether to pay in Euros or Pound Sterling. Registration fees include:


  • Full access to the conference
  • Delegate bag
  • Coffee, Refreshments and Lunch on both days


NETWORKING DINNER: an informal dinner will take place on the evening of 26th September at Thaikhun restaurant. This is not included in the registration fee and must be added to your booking if you wish to take part. Please note that drinks are included in the price.



Early Bird
up to 31 July
1 August to
22 Sept
From 22 Sept
and on-site


The prices above are inclusive of 20% VAT:  If you are registering from a European Institution/Company (excluding the UK), you do not have to pay VAT.  Please enter your Institution/Company VAT number at time of booking and the 20% VAT charge will be automatically removed.  If you do not enter a valid VAT number, 20% VAT will be included in your fee.





VAT: Prices above are inclusive of 20% VAT. If you are registering from a European Institution/Company, please enter your VAT number at time of booking. Entering a valid VAT number will eliminate the VAT charge.


WHAT’S INCLUDED: the registration fees above include full access to the conference, delegate bag, coffee, refreshments and lunch.


DINNER: the networking dinner at a local restaurant is not included in the registration fees and can be purchased at time of booking.


DISCOUNTS: we can offer discounts for 3 or more people attending from the same Institution/Company. Please contact us if you would like to find out more. Discounts are also available to those who submit posters and the posters are accepted for display.  Please note that discounts are not cumulative.


PAYMENT: please note that payment must be made in full at time of booking in order to confirm your registration and guarantee access to the event.


ACCOMMODATION: this is NOT included in the fees above and delegates are responsible for arranging their own accommodation. Please click on the Venue & Directions tab for some information.


VISA: It is sole responsibility of the attendee to take care of his/her own visa requirements. Biotexcel can issue an invitation letter only after the registration has been completed and payment has been received in full.


Click here to view our registration-terms-conditions


We encourage dialogue and interaction amongst all participants and we welcome the presence of sponsors to highlight new technologies, services and solutions within the relevant areas.  We have many sponsoring opportunities to suit all budgets, but we can also tailor specific packages to suit your needs. Some examples of sponsorship ideas are below, but please feel free to contact us and we’ll be happy to give you more details and talk about your requirements:


  • Gold Sponsor
  • Silver Sponsor
  • Exhibitor
  • Technology Presentation
  • Event Documentation


For more information please contact us.










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Buckingham House
Murray Edwards College
Buckingham Road – off Huntingdon Road
University of Cambridge

TEL:   +44 (0)1223 762100



Directions to Buckingham House, Murray Edwards College


Buckingham House is a dedicated conference centre which is part of Murray Edwards College and it’s located on Buckingham Road (off Huntingdon Road), opposite the college main entrance.  You can view the college map from the Offical University of Cambridge website.  Murray Edwards college is in a very convenient location being just a 10-minute stroll from the heart of the city.


From the M11, take junction 13 onto the A1303 towards Cambridge city centre.
From the A14, take junction 31 onto the A1307 towards Cambridge city centre.


Cambridge train station is around 2 miles away from Murray Edwards College.  There are regular trains from London, Birmingham and Norwich to Cambridge.
There are regular buses during the day with stops outside the train station that will take you to the city centre. From St. Andrews Street, take the Citi 5 or Citi 6 bus to Murray Edwards. Buses run every 20 minutes.


London Stansted is the nearest international airport.
There are regular bus services by National Express from Stansted Airport to Cambridge Bus Station and they also operate bus services to all London international airports.
There are regular rail services connecting Cambridge to all London airports.


Cambridge is one of the best places to cycle in the UK and has an extensive cycle network.
Cycle parking is available by the tennis courts off Storey’s Way and close to the Porters’ Lodge off Huntingdon Road.


For visitors, parking is available in the car park, off Storey’s Way. If you are using a sat-nav, please use the postcode CB3 0DR/number 61.




Please note that Cambridge in September can be very busy and we recommend to book accommodation as early as you can.  There are many small B&B in Cambridge and sometimes is also possible to find accommodation in the colleges.  You may find the websites below useful:


PLEASE NOTE:  Accommodation is not included in the registration fees and should be arranged directly by the registrants.  All the above is for information only and we do not have any connection with the hotels and websites listed.


September 26
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Murray Edwards College
Cambridge, United Kingdom