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Deciphering Function for Understanding Genomic Health

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Derek Willoughby Lecture Theatre

Charterhouse Square Campus

Queen Mary University London

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Genomics continues to revolutionise our understanding of biology and disease pathogenesis. This one-day meeting brings together international experts who will present cutting-edge genomics research that elucidates genome function, third generation sequencing methodologies, and its potential for improving human health.

This meeting is open to all and free to attend, and is jointly hosted by the Barts and the London Genome Centre, the Queen Mary University London (QMUL) Life Sciences Initiative (LSI) Centre for Genomic Health, and the QMUL Epigenetic Hub.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Professor Wendy Bickmore (University of Edinburgh)
    Understanding the functional significance of non-coding sequence variation

  • Professor Mark Caulfield (Genomics England and QMUL)
    The 100,000 genomes project - Transforming Healthcare

  • Professor Greg Hannon (Cancer Research Institute, Cambridge University)
    Insights from studies of breast tumour heterogeneity

  • Professor Doug Higgs (Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford)
    Switching Genes On and Off in Haematopoiesis

  • Professor Hilma Holm (deCODE Genetics, Iceland)
    DeCode genetics

  • Professor Ben Lehner (Centre for Genomic Regulation, Barcelona)
    Inter- and trans-generational epigenetic memory

  • Professor Matt Loose (University of Nottingham)
    Nanopore sequencing of complex genomes: a very very long story

  • Professor Chris Lord (The Institute of Cancer Research, London)
    Exploiting synthetic lethality to target cancer

  • Doctor Hilary Martin (Wellcome Sanger Institute)
    East London Genes and Health

  • Professor Elizabeth Murchison (Cambridge Immunology Network, Cambridge University)
    Genome analysis of transmissible cancers in dogs and Tasmanian devils


Event includes tea/coffee breaks, lunch and networking drinks. Full agenda to follow.

Image credit: Valerie Arofin "The Neural Universe", Shortlisted Image Life Science Image Awards 2017.

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Charterhouse Square Campus

Queen Mary University London

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