Genomics for Dermatology (Virtual)25 - 27 November 2020Virtual Course
Deadlines (at 23:59 UTC):
- Application deadline 20 October 2020
Application opens soon.
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Introduction to genetics relevant to skin biology and clinical dermatology
This course is designed to provide an introduction to human genetics and the genomic approaches used currently to understand disease mechanisms for those working in dermatology and skin biology.
The programme will provide an understanding of contemporary genomics as applied to skin genetics in health and disease. It will provide an overview on genetic variation and molecular mechanisms of skin diseases. It will have a focus on genomic technologies and analyses including high throughput sequencing for DNA and RNA. Participants will also be exposed to the methods and approaches required to analyse large genetic data sets .
The discussion-based course is aimed at clinical dermatologists and skin biology researchers including those in training. Applications from clinical lecturers, specialist trainees and consultants are welcome. The course is open to international participants, and the residential nature of the course facilitates networking and informal discussion with world experts.
The course is endorsed by The British Association of Dermatologists, Dermatology and Genetic Medicine (BADGEM).
Topics will include:
- Introduction to genetics and genomics
- Variation in the human genome
- Monogenic skin diseases
- Bioinformatic approaches to GWAS datasets
- State-of-the-art technologies such as single cell transcriptomics
- Molecular mechanisms and therapeutics in genetic skin disease
- Learning outcomes
Following attendance of this course, participants will be able to:
- Explain the basic principles of genetic variation, gene expression and regulation
- Recognise epigenetic mechanisms and some of their roles in skin biology
- Explain how phenotypes arise from genotypes in selected skin diseases
- Evaluate findings from genome-wide association studies
- Describe new innovations in sequencing and single-cell analysis
- Recognise the impact of genetic diagnosis for skin disease and therapy development
- Instructors and speakers
Scientific Programme Committee
University of Dundee, UK
Queen Mary University of London, UK
Queen Mary University of London, UK
Newcastle University, UK
King's College London, UK
Instructors and Speakers
Regina Betz – University of Bonn, Germany
Sara Brown – University of Dundee, UK
Hans Hennies – University of Huddersfield, UK
David Kelsell – Queen Mary University of London, UK
Veronica Kinsler – Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, UK
Edel O’Toole – Queen Mary University of London, UK
Liz Patton – University of Edinburgh, UK
Marta Polak – University of Southampton, UK
Neil Rajan – Newcastle University, UK
Andrew Read – University of Manchester, UK
Catherine Smith – King’s College London, UK
Enikö Sonkoly – Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Ellen Thomas – Genomics England, UK
Gosia Trynka – Wellcome Sanger Institute, UK
- Cost and bursaries
Cost Course fee TBC
Virtual event details coming soon.
- How to apply
How to Apply
Please complete the online application form. Places are limited and will be awarded on merit. If you have any problems with the online application process, please contact us.
Please note: Applications must be supported by a recommendation from a scientific or clinical sponsor (e.g. supervisor, line manager or head of department). A request for a supporting statement will be sent to your nominated sponsor automatically during the application process. Applicants must ensure that their sponsor provides this supporting statement by the application deadline. Applications without a supporting statement cannot be considered.
Feedback from the 2019 course:
“This was a really enjoyable and informative course. I really enjoyed it and would highly recommend to other dermatology trainees”
“This was an utterly fantastic course, with inspirational and illustrious speakers at the very cutting edge of the bench-bedside interface. Thanks very much for the experience”