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ISCF Application of whole Genome Sequencing approaches to Cancer

The Knowledge Transfer Network

Wednesday, 30 October 2019 from 09:30 to 17:00 (GMT)

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Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £5.4 million of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund as part of the Data to Early Diagnosis and Precision Medicine Challenge.

Applications can be made for both feasibility and collaborative projects lasting up to 18 months and with maximum eligible costs of £1m.

The aim of this competition, which opens on 7 October and closes on 22 January is to support projects that use whole genome sequencing to analyse cancers. This can be through the manipulation of existing whole genome data, through the collection of new sequence data or through a combination of both.

Possible approaches include but are not limited to:

• the development of new analytical or reporting tools for clinical decision support
• the identification of molecular signatures that allow for new or improved targeting of therapies
• the identification of new therapeutic targets
• new genetic signatures that can be used clinically, such as markers that support repurposing of drugs or a personalised approach to patient management
• the comparative assessment of alternative assay methods in parallel with whole genome sequencing


Applications that apply other forms of genetic analysis, including gene panels or arrays, in isolation will not be eligible for funding.

If you are interest in learning more about this ISCF competition, register here to attend the briefing event that will be held in Birmingham on the 30th of October. 

During the day a selected number of companies will pitch their offering before the audience: please complete the Expression of Interest during the registration process if you wish to be considered.




10:00 - Registration & coffee
10:30 - "Application to WGS Approaches to Cancer"- Background, scope eligibility and key dates - Dr. Ian McKay - Innovate UK 
11:00 -  Applying for the competition - Fiona Newbury - Innovate UK 
11:45 -  Coffee break
12:00 -  First keynote speaker - Genomics England - TBC 
12:30 -  Second keynote speaker - Mark Davies - Medicine Discovery Catapult 
13:00 -  Third Keynote speaker - Dr Andrew Beggs - Experimental Cancer Medicine Centres (ECMC)
13:30 -  Networking lunch
14:30 -  Companies pitches 
15:00 -   Free networking 
16:00 -  Event ends


Not able to attend? This event will also be available via webcast and you can register to join online here.


You can view the full competition page here.


Find the slides from all KTN webcasts via Slideshare.


An agenda to the event will be available on this page soon.


Do you have questions about ISCF Application of whole Genome Sequencing approaches to Cancer? Contact The Knowledge Transfer Network

When & Where

Hyatt Regency Birmingham
2 Bridge Street
B1 2JZ Birmingham
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 30 October 2019 from 09:30 to 17:00 (GMT)

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