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Genomic Medicine 2018 Edinburgh

April 17, 2018 - April 19, 2018

Genomic Medicine 2018 Edinburgh

Workshop: 17th April / Conference: 18th & 19th April

The next, 5th annual Genomic Medicine 2018 Edinbugh conference on 18th & 19th April at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh has gone through a few changes – firstly it’s moved from Glasgow to Edinburgh due to the fact that a number of our University and Hospital partners are from Edinburgh so it seemed like a fair and natural move for this year’s meeting.  Secondly, there has been a name change – so whilst you don’t see “NGS” or Next Generation Sequencing in the title, it will still form the backbone of these meetings – however, our strong focus on the use of NGS and related genomic technologies to look at human disease meant that this name change was also a natural step.
Thus we hope to cover the latest updates and innovations in NGS technologies and applications, national genome projects, use of health records, rare diseases & cancer and many more areas which you can check by clicking on the agenda.

This year event was organized in partnership with:

  • Polyomics at University of Glasgow
  • South East Scotland Genetic Service
  • Edinburgh Genomics
  • MRC Human Genetics Unit (University of Edinburgh)

Speakers include Prof Tim Aitman (Edinurgh), Prof James Allan (Newcastle), Prof Darren Monckton (Glasgow), Prof Charlie Gourley (Edinburgh), Prof Caroline Hayward (Edinburgh), Dr Mandy Drake (Edinburgh) and many more.  Please click on the AGENDA tab to take a look at the full list of speakers and titles of their presentations.

NETWORKING: in addition to the excellent science, our unique forumla for this genomics meeting will allow delegates to interact with each other during networking events. These networking opportunities will include:

– Introductory networking session on Day 1
– Panel debate
– Complimentary Drinks Reception at City Chambers hosted by the Lord Provost of Edinburgh
– Networking dinner on the evening of 18th April 2018 at the 20 Princes Street

Who should attend the event:

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

…and others interested in the latest developments of:

  • Next Generation Sequencing
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biomarkers
  • Computational Biology
  • Data Analysis
  • Data interpretation
  • DNA Sequencing
  • Genetics/Genomics
  • 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 Tim Aitman, Centre for Genomic Experimental Medicine & IGMM, Uni of Edinburgh
The Scottish Genomes Partnership – progress and prospects
11.30 – 12.00: Speaker,
Title of Presentation
Title of Presentation
12.30 – 13.30: Lunch, Exhibition, Networking
13.30 – 14.00: Dr Rachel Butler MBE, Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
NGS used on Liquid Biopsies in the Clinic
14.00 – 14.30: Speaker,
Title of talk
Title of talk
15.00 – 15.30: Coffee, Exhibition & Networking
15.30 – 16.00: Prof Caroline Hayward,MRC HGU & IGMM, University of Edinburgh
Generation Scotland: Scottish Family Health Study: Linkage to Electronic Health Records
16.00 – 16.30: Speaker,
Title of talk
16.30 – 17.00: Nicola Williams, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
New Platform for Variant Interpretation
17.00 – 17.45: PANEL DEBATE: Topical issues and Bottlenecks
19.30: NETWORKING DINNER (booking required)


09.00 – 09.30: Prof Terry Jones, NWCR Centre, University of Liverpool
Sample Collection, Consent and matching the samples
09.30 – 10.00: Prof Charlie Gourley, CR UK, Edinburgh Centre
Real time molecular characterisation of ovarian cancer – ready for the clinic or still a pipedream?
Title of talk
10.30 – 11.00: Coffee, Exhibition & Networking
11.00 – 11.30: Prof Martin Taylor, IGMM, University of Edinburgh
Title of talk
11.30 – 12.00: Prof Geoff Barton, University of Dundee
Population variation in humans and its relationship to gene function and disease
Title of talk
12.30 – 13.30: Lunch, Exhibition & Networking
13.30 – 14.00: Prof Zofia Miedzybrodzka, The Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Aberdeen
Developing genetic testing in the NHS
14.00 – 14.30: Professor Darren Monckton, University of Glasgow
Sequencing the unsequenceable: unstable repeats in myotonic dystrophy and related disorders
14.30 – 15.00: Professor James Allan, NICR, University of Newcastle
The application of genomics to prognostication in cancer
15.00 – 15.30: Coffee, Exhibition & Networking
15.30 – 16.00: Dr Mandy Drake, The Queen’s Medical Research Institute and Child Life and Health, University of Edinburgh
Title of talk
16.00 – 16.15: SHORT Student or Poster
Student Presenters,
Title of talk
16.15 – 16.30: SHORT Student or Poster
Student Presenters,
Title of talk

CLINICAL NGS DATA ANALYSIS WORKSHOP – 17th April 2018 – Agenda to follow soon

run one of the academic partners of Biotexcel


Location will
be available

The workshop summary/description be added to the website in the near future – however, this is a clinical NGS bioinformatics workshop run for those who are keen to understand how best to analyze their data and interpret it.

Presenters – To be announded

09.00 – 09.30: Registration
09.30 – 09.45: Overview
09.45 – 10.15: Introduction
10.15 – 10.30: Session 1
10.30 – 11.30: Session 2
11.30 – 11.45: Tea/Coffee break
11.45 – 12.45: Session 3
12.45 – 13.05: TECHNOLOGY PRESENTATION by Sponsor?
13.05 – 14.00: Lunch
14.00 –15.00: Session 4
15.00 – 15.15: Tea/Coffee break
15.15 – 16.15: Session 5
16.15 – 17.00: Discussion on findings and Q and A session


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
  • Drinks Reception
  • Customized Sponsorships to fit your budget

For more information please contact us.








CONFERENCE VENUE:  The Radisson Blu Hotel

TEL:   +44 (

This enviable city centre location lies just 13 kilometres from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) which is easily accessible thanks to regular Airlink buses and Edinburgh’s tram system which take passengers to and from the city centre in approximately 30 minutes. A taxi is likely to take 20 – 25 minutes depending on traffic.
The hotel staff can of course arrange taxi travel from the airport, bus or train station.

By train

The Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh is within easy walking distance of the city’s central railway hub, Waverley Station. Waverley is the main route into the city, and is serviced by trains from England’s west coast line coming up from Birmingham and the Lake District, as well as England’s east coast line that originates in London and calls at York and Newcastle.

Direct trains from London’s Kings Cross now reach Edinburgh Waverley in less than four and a half hours. There are regular services coming south too from Inverness and Aberdeen, plus a shuttle service that runs to and from Glasgow, Scotland’s other major city, every 15 minutes. Direct trains from Edinburgh Waverley to the centre of Glasgow take just 50 minutes.

By bus

St Andrew’s Square Bus Station, the main bus route into the city is just a short walk away, on the other side of Waverley Station and Princes Street.

By car

Main roads into the city centre lead towards Princes Street just two minutes away from the hotel.

Approaching from the south east
Follow the A1 into the city centre towards Princes Street, then turn southwards onto North Bridge and the hotel is just left at the High Street.

Approaching from the west
From the M8, take the city bypass north for one junction, then turn right onto Glasgow Road. After Haymarket Station, follow the B700 towards the Grassmarket, Cowgate and turn north up Blackfriars Street where you can find hotel parking.

Approaching from the south west
Turn off the M6 onto the A702 and follow this route until you reach Princes Street. The one-way system takes you north to Queen Street along to the roundabout at John Lewis and up Leith Street. Continue southwards, over the North Bridge, and the hotel is just to the left at the High Street.

Approaching from the north
Coming over the Forth Road Bridge, follow Queensferry Road (the A90) into the city centre. Cut through Randolph Crescent to Queen Street, then along to the John Lewis roundabout and up Leith Street as above.

Parking in Edinburgh

You can park at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh for a fee of £12.50 per night. The hotel has car parking space for 131 vehicles, available on a first come, first served basis.

When approaching the hotel southwards from Princes Street, turn left from North Bridge and continue to the first set of traffic lights. Turn right down St Mary’s Street, then take your first right at the traffic lights onto the Cowgate, and then right up Blackfriars Street.

WORKSHOP VENUE (17th April only): The Workshop Venue will be announced soon.  It will be located at the Edinburgh Genomics site.

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.

Genomic Medicine
2018 Edinburgh

Workshop: 17th April  Conference: 18th & 19th April

Radisson Blu, Edinburgh



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