Wellcome Genome Campus Conference on Translational Bioinformatics 2017 Cambridge

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  • Well­come Genome Cam­pus will be organ­is­ing a Meet­ing on Trans­la­tional Bioin­for­mat­ics on June 1213, 2017 at their head­quater in Hinx­ton, Cam­bridge, UK.

    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.

    Keynote speaker

    • Ewan Bir­ney – EMBL-​EBI, UK

    Sci­en­tific sessions

    • 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

    Con­firmed speakers

    • 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

    Bursaries

    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.

    Con­fer­ence Committee

    Sci­en­tific pro­gramme committee

    • Paul Flicek – EMBL-​EBI, UK
    • Elliott Mar­gulies – Illu­mina, USA
    • Clare Turn­bull – Genomics Eng­land, UK

    Con­fer­ence organiser

    • Emily Rees – Well­come Genome Cam­pus, UK
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