This meeting follows on from the success of the 1st European Conference on Translational Bioinformatics (ECTB) in 2016 at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. It will bring together scientists and entrepreneurs who are interested in translating genomics and bioinformatics research into healthcare tools and services.
Advances in genomics and the availability of big data are beginning to transform the healthcare landscape. Bioinformaticians are playing a unique role in this transformation by developing tools that improve data acquisition, curation and interpretation. This meeting will highlight recent advances in the tools and techniques that are facilitating translational research and precision medicine.
The programme will discuss how informatics can be used to improve drug discovery and development and to treat disease, and how it is helping to centralise and organise medical knowledge. The conference will also include a workshop on how to start a company, with insights from entrepreneurs who have made the transition from academic-based bioinformatics research to the commercial sector.
The meeting will be relevant for researchers, computational biologists and entrepreneurs (from start-ups and established companies) interested in epidemiology, cancer genomics and precision medicine.
- Ewan Birney – EMBL-EBI, UK
- Bioinformatic services: data capture, curation and sharing
- Health data integration and analytics
- Cancer genomics
- Disease studies and large cohort data
- Community engagement: open sources
- Bioinformatics start-ups and entrepreneurs
- Genomics, literature repositories and text mining
- Bissan Al-Lazikani – Institute of Cancer Research, UK
- Jelena Aleksic – Gene Adviser, UK
- Jeff Barrett – Open Targets, UK
- André Blavier – Interactive Biosoftware, France
- Michael Brudno – University of Toronto, Canada
- Helen Firth – Cambridge University Hospitals, UK
- David Ledbetter – Geisinger Health System, USA
- Nick Lench – Congenica, UK
- Yatin Mundkur – Cellworks, USA
- Serena Nik-Zainal – Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
- Fiona Nielsen – DNAdigest and Repositive, UK
- Vincent Plagnol – Inivata, UK
- Ferran Sanz – IMIM-Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
- Kenna Shaw – Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Institute for Personalized Cancer Therapy, USA
- Abel Ureta-Vidal – Eagle Genomics, UK
Bursary deadline: 4 April 2017
A limited number of registration bursaries are available for PhD students to attend this conference (up to 50% of the registration fee) from Wellcome Genome Campus Scientific Conferences.
The following documents will need to be provided:
- Abstract, CV
- Covering letter
- Letter from supervisor
To apply, please contact the conference organiser.
Scientific programme committee
- Paul Flicek – EMBL-EBI, UK
- Elliott Margulies – Illumina, USA
- Clare Turnbull – Genomics England, UK
- Emily Rees – Wellcome Genome Campus, UK