Festival of Genomics London

30 January - 31 January 2018 | ExCeL London

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The Festival of Genomics London 2017 is now over but we are already working on 2018.


Thank you to all our speakers, exhibitors, visitors and sponsors who made the Festival of Genomics London a great success.

We will be back in 2018 on the 30th & 31st of January 2018. check out  our show video and review and a selection of photographs from this year’s event.

What happened in 2017?

The Festival of Genomics London 2017 was the best London festival yet.

Visitor number were up 78%, the number of free to attend sessions too.

We brought together academia, biopharma and healthcare to explore the power of the genome in driving R&D and the diagnosis and treatment of disease into the future.

Just some of the speakers who graced the stage at the Festival included;  CMO Dame Sally Davies, NHS CSO Sue Hill and Farr Institute Director Harry HemingwayKari Stefansson, CEO of deCODE,  MHRA CEO Ian Hudson’s 

As well as products and services from 80+ leading suppliers including Illumina, SevenBridges, Twist Biosciences & many more.

We have already began work on the 2018 Festival. To get involved, please fill in the form below.

Highlights from 2017


Sue Hill, the CSO for England - here's why she's taking part ...

"The Festival of Genomics recognises that developments in genomics reach far beyond specialist teams and will soon transform the day-to-day practice of everybody working to improve health and mitigate illness."

Catrin Middleton, Programme Manager, Precision Medicine, Cancer Research UK - here's why she's coming back this year

"Last year’s event was a hive of activity and it’s great to be back this year with patients and their families at the heart of the programme."

Key themes at the 2017 Festival were

Integrating data

Data. Understand how analysing, sharing and INTEGRATING bio-data at SCALE is driving biology and medicine forwards. Our Enabling Data track will enlighten on the potential for advanced analytics/AI to help us cure complex diseases. Gain insights into the work of GA4GH to catalyse data sharing, reinvent the reference genome and unlock the potential of genomics on a global scale.


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Empowering healthcare

Healthcare - feel empowered, not overwhelmed. Mix and match sessions from: Genomics in the Clinic, Genetic Counselling in the Genomics Era & Whose genome is it  anyway? Join a workshop to be guided through variant analysis and clinical bioinformatics techniques. Introductory workshops will get you up to speed with variant analysis techniques and clinical applications for fundamental bioinformatics.

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Discovering CRISPR

Fresh for 2017 we delve into CRISPR/cas9. Discover how to apply CRISPR to your research and in the clinic in a programme built in partnership with Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. Whether you’re looking for a basic introduction or hoping to develop more advanced skills, our special focus workshops have you covered’


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All Speakers


  • I have a huge appreciation for the atmosphere of the event and think it’s a great opportunity for sparking collaborations that are so important to those of us tasked with translating genetics findings into new therapies.
    Janna Hutz
    Director, Head of Human Biology & Data Science, Andover Product, Eisai
  • It is pretty evident that the Festival is the most forward-thinking genetics/ genomics festival out there and I am incredibly excited to share ideas with such a tremendous list of presenters and attendees.”
    Brian Piening
    Principle Investigator Snyder Lab, Stanford
  • When I saw the line-up and the spirit of the first of Festival of Genomics, I knew that it was going to be somehow different from existing conferences. I attended and had a great experience. I came back to Cincinnati Children’s more energized
    Kristen Sund
    Point Person, Institutional Genomic Initiatives, Cincinnati Children's Hospital
  • I’ve been told that this is the place to hear the latest research and innovation technology in genomics. The atmosphere is very cooperative and the science cutting edge. I want to be part of it!”
    Alexandra Grassian
    Scientist, Epizyme


Founding Partners

  • Illumina
  • PacBio
  • Roche
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific

Strategic partners

  • Agilent Technologies
  • Beckman Coulter Life Sciences
  • Seven Bridges
  • Twist

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