Festival of Genomics London

31 January - 1 February 2017 | ExCeL London

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The Festival of Genomics London 2017 is now over.


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. Stayed tuned for our show video and review but in the meantime here is a selection of photographs from this year’s event.

Why you should attend in 2017

The Festival of Genomics London brings 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. Bold claim indeed, but we have the goods to back it up…

  • The UK has some of the world’s best large scale projects, generating huge amounts of genotypic and phenotypic data. Hear how this unique position can lead to better clinical care in talks from CMO Dame Sally Davies, NHS CSO Sue Hill and Farr Institute Director Harry Hemingway
  • Looking further afield, we’ll be offering a glimpse into the Qatar Genome Program - a large-scale, high impact project that’s just completed its pilot phase
  • Kari Stefansson, CEO of deCODE will inform and inspire with his unique style and insights into the exceptional genomic data set and its implications for PMI
  • MHRA CEO Ian Hudson’s address adds to the tide of essential insights for industry on the development and regulation of precision medicine and companion diagnostics
  • Source products and services from 80+ leading suppliers including Illumina, SevenBridges, Twist Biosciences & many more.

Register for free or delve deeper in our special-focus workshops


Highlights from 2016


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 this year’s Festival

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


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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