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Genomics for Dermatology

12 - 14 October 2016Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, UK
Deadlines (at 23:59 UTC):
  • Bursary Deadline Closed
  • Application Deadline Closed

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  • Summary

    This new course is designed to provide an introduction to genomics and
    bioinformatics for those working in dermatology and skin biology.

    The programme will provide a common understanding of genomics as applied
    to the skin and update attendees without recent exposure to advances in
    genetics of the skin. It will focus genomic technologies including next
    generation sequencing and bioinformatics analysis. It will provide an
    overview of the current understanding on monogenic and polygenic skin
    diseases, and cancer genetics as applied to melanoma and non-melanoma
    skin cancers. Participants will be exposed to the methods required to
    analyse large data sets. There will also be a focus on the application of
    genomics to clinical practice.

    The discussion-based course is aimed at practising clinical, academic
    dermatologists, especially those in training. Applications from clinical
    lecturers, specialist registers, consultants and skin biology researchers
    are also welcome. The course is open to international participants.

    The course is endorsed by The British Association of Dermatologists,
    Dermatology and Genetic Medicine (BADGEM). An application for CPD from
    the Royal College of Physicians (London) is in progress.

  • Programme

    The course will start at approximately 13.00 on Wednesday 12 October and
    finish at approximately 17.00 on Friday, 14 October 2016.

    Topics will include:

    • Understanding genomes
    • Genetic variation
    • Sequencing technologies
    • Bioinformatics
    • Molecular mechanisms of skin disease
    • Genodermatoses: phenotypes and genotypes
    • Treatment of genetic disease including skin cancer
    • Application of genomics to clinical practice
    • New approaches to skin disease

    This is a residential course. All participants are requested to stay
    onsite for the full duration to benefit fully from discussions and
    interactions with the faculty and other students.

  • Instructors / Speakers

    Scientific programme committee
    Irene Leigh University of Dundee, UK
    John McGrath
    King’s College London, UK
    John Burn
    Newcastle University, UK
    David Kelsell
    Queen Mary University of London, UK
    Sara Brown
    University of Dundee, UK

    Keynote speakers
    John Burn Newcastle University, UK
    Irwin McCLean University of Dundee, UK

    Confirmed tutors
    Veronica Kinsler University College London, UK
    Jonathan Barker King’s College London, UK
    Julia Newton Bishop University of Leeds, UK
    Gareth Inman University of Dundee, UK
    Phil Jones Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
    Maurice van Steensel University of Dundee, UK
    Edel O’Toole Queens Mary University of London, UK
    Neil Rajan Newcastle University, UK
    Michael Simpson King’s College London, UK
    Helen Firth University of Cambridge, UK

    Event organiser
    Lucy Criddle Wellcome Genome Campus, UK

  • How to Apply


    Trainee/Post Doc Registration with Twin Accommodation £360
    Trainee/Post Doc Registration with Single Accommodation £410
    Consultant Registration with Twin Accommodation £460
    Consultant Registration with Single Accommodation £510

    The fees include accommodation, meals and lectures for the duration of
    the course. The fee will be requested once acceptance is confirmed.

    This is a residential course. All participants will stay at The Wellcome
    Genome Campus Conference Centre, Hinxton, Cambridge, for the nights of 12
    and 13 October 2016. For twin accommodation, room mates will be allocated
    on a gender basis.

    Please note that you will not be required to select your room type during
    the initial application. This will be required once you have been
    selected. If you then wish to book onsite accommodation either side of
    the course dates, please contact the Conference

    Application deadline: Closed

    Applications are welcome from practising clinical, academic
    dermatologists, clinical lecturers, specialist registers, consultants,
    trainees and skin
    biology researchers. The course is open to
    international participants.

    The following will need to be provided:

    • A short CV
    • Letter justifying your attendance, which should include a paragraph outlining the skills/knowledge you wish to gain from the course.

    Travel visas
    Please contact the event organiser if you require a letter to support a
    travel visa application. Note that letters will be provided to confirmed

    Non-European Economic Area or Swiss nationals may be required to have a
    visa to enter the UK.
    Early application is strongly advised, as this process can take 6-8 weeks
    or longer.

    Please visit the following websites for further information:
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    Information for general visitors and business visitors:

  • Bursaries

    A limited number of registration bursaries are
    available to attend this course.

    The following documents will need to be provided:

    • CV
    • Covering letter
    • Letter from supervisor

    To apply, please contact the event organiser.

    Bursary deadline: Closed

  • Sponsors

    If you are interested in supporting this event, please contact the event organiser.