A joint initiative of the Wellcome Genome Campus and the Royal College of Pathologists 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 in 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 DNA sequencing data.

In addition, the course will host a number of leading national and international speakers who will give seminars on the molecular pathology of a number of common cancers, including lung, colorectal, leukaemia, heritable cancers and others. The programme will also include 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.

PLEASE NOTE: Limited bursaries are available to help 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 2017 Course
"Excellent and well rounded course covering many important aspects of molecular pathology. The course provided me with a wide range of knolwedge that I will find highly useful in my research and for the rest of my career as a pathologist in the NHS."
"I would like to thank all of the organisers and experts who taught us on the course - It was inspirational to me and I learned a great deal."
"Thank you for a really informative and inspiring week. I have been wanting to come on this course for years and
I was not disappointed!"
"I want to thank all of you for this once in a lifetime experience that nourished us with all the knowledge we need to start a career in molecular pathology...."
"Thank you so much for an extremely well organised residential week with the right balance of seminars and practical sessions, inspiring speakers, and friendly, knowledgeable and supportive staff!"

Application Deadline:
6 September 2018


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