A joint initiative of the Wellcome Genome Campus and the RCPath Interspecialty Committee on Molecular Pathology, this course is aimed primarily at trainee pathologists or haematologists. The programme introduces participants to the rapidly evolving field of the molecular diagnosis of cancer. Clinical scientists entering the field of molecular diagnosis are also encouraged to apply.

The course consists of a series of practical, laboratory-based sessions covering current diagnostic methodologies, along with hands-on training in bioinformatic tools and techniques for analysis of sequence data.

In addition, the programme includes talks and demonstrations of next generation sequencing platforms (including the latest developments in genomic technologies) as well as discussions on the ethical, societal and practical implications of introducing genome-wide genetic analyses to the clinic.

The course will also host a number of leading national and international speakers who will give lectures on the molecular pathology of a number of cancers, including lung, colorectal, leukaemia, and others.

PLEASE NOTE: Limited bursaries are available for clinical and academic applicants from anywhere in the world to attend this course and are awarded on merit. The course is also approved annually for CPD accreditation by the Royal College of Pathologists.


Feedback from the 2016 course

  • Without question, the best course I have ever attended. Thank you for an unforgettable experience.
  • I enjoyed the course immensely and found it very useful.
  • This is a well-designed course which provides a comprehensive introduction to molecular pathology, with direct relevance to practicing histopathologists. It was enormously useful in introducing concepts that are poorly taught in the standard curriculum at present. Additionally, many of the talks were quite inspirational, and it was fascinating to hear about research that will be affecting the nature of our profession in the near future. Thank you to the organisers and the speakers for an excellent week.
  • I want to thank the organizer for the opportunity to learn and appreciate the array of world experts in different fields of genomics. This is an eye opener and a positive guide to my research work. THANK YOU
  • Wonderful course, well organized in the smallest details, dedicated teachers, very useful and unique learning opportunity for the clinical and research community. My deepest and most sincere congratulations to all who made the course happening!
  • Thank you very much - it was fantastic.
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