The Human Genome in Healthcare

The Human Genome in Healthcare

23 November 2017 - The Royal Society, London

23-24 November

This joint event between the Genetics Society and the British Society for Genetic Medicine aims to explore the science that underpins current and potential future applications of the human genome to inform diagnostics, prognostics and personalisation of therapies.

Sessions will focus on advances in approaches to interpret an individual's genome in the context of rare disease, common complex disease and cancer alongside approaches aiming to provide more effective personalised therapies.  The meeting will explore how the impact of variation within an individual's genome is leveraged from a population scale genotypic and phenotypic standpoint and how individuals are increasingly taking control of their own genomic information to inform health and lifestyle decisions.

Speakers include:-

Kaitlin Samocha, Harvard Medical School/Broad Institute, USA

Joe Marsh, University of Edinburgh

Denis Lo, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Serena Nik-Zainal, Sanger Institute, UK

Magnus Ingelman-Sundberg, Karolinska Institute, Sweden

Joe Pickrell, New York Genome Centre, USA


Deadline for submission of abstracts is 25 September.

Click here for more information on how to register.

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