Festival of Genomics London

30 January - 1 February 2017 | ExCeL London

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‘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’

An inspiring gathering to drive the benefits of genomics to patients, faster. Brimming with the variety of a Festival, this is the place to get the big picture and transform your perspectives.


Three days of activities: workshops (Base Camp – what is this?), talks, exhibits and more. All with the aim of connecting people working in genomics, be it in an office, lab, clinic or anywhere in between.

What the highlights from 2016


What's on in 2017?

Join over 1200 visitors on a genomic mission and take your work to new heights.

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Just some of the reasons to attend in 2017...


Data gets two whole days. Understand how analysing, sharing and integrating bio-data at SCALE is driving biology and medicine forwards. Our Enabling Data track will enlighten you to actionable knowledge from massive amounts of genomic and phenotype data. Gain insights into the work of GA4GH as we showcase how the Genomics API is advancing information sharing for DNA data providers and consumers on a global scale.

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Healthcare providers should feel empowered not overwhelmed by genomics. Over the core two days you’ll be able to mix and match sessions from 3 core areas (Genomics in the Clinic, Genetic Counselling in the Genomics Era & Whose genome is it  anyway?) to define your own agenda around the topics most important to you. Introductory workshops will get you up to speed with variant analysis techniques & clinical applications for fundamental bioinformatics.

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Fresh for 2017 we delve in to the hottest topic of the moment: CRISPR/cas9.  Discover how to apply CRISPR to both your research and in the clinic in a programme put together in partnership with Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. Take on the CRISPR trail from the basics to advanced skills in Base Camp workshops with a 3 tiered guide to designing your experiment,  exploring practical challenges of using CRISPR  and summit by up-skilling “Beyond the gene”.

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Base Camp Workshops

12 workshops held on 30th January 2017. In these 2-3 hour long sessions, you'll debate, learn and challenge a whole range of topics in a small group. Chose from any three to fill  your day. Topics to include...

  •  Designing CRISPR experiments
  • Applications of CRISPR “Beyond the gene”
  • Variant analysis 
  • NGS in the clinic
  • Single cell techniques
  • Long-read sequencing
  • Quality control of datasets
  • Cancer Data Analysis

and more...

Topic Tracks

  • Genomics in the clinic
  • Cancer genomics
  • Enabling data
  • Drug development
  • Data sharing with GA4GH
  • Synthetic biology seminar
  • Genetic counselling session
  • Patient focused session


  • 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


Sponsors & Exhibitors

Founding Partners

  • Illumina
  • PacBio
  • Roche
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific

Strategic partners

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

Sponsors & Exhibitors

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