Genomics for Dermatology25 - 27 November 2020Wellcome Genome Campus, UK
Deadlines (at 23:59 UTC):
- Application and bursary deadline 15 September 2020
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).
The course will start at 11.30am on Monday, 25 November and finish at approximately 2.30pm on Wednesday, 27 November 2020.
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 Accommodation / meals *Course fee £514 This is a residential course and the fee includes all accommodation and meals.
*The course fee is subsidised by Wellcome Genome Campus Advanced Courses and Scientific Conferences and applies to non-commercial applicants. Please contact us for the commercial fee.
A number of bursaries are available for dermatology trainees, PhD students and postdocs to attend this course.
- Bursaries provided by the British Association of Dermatologists (BAD) will cover the full expense of the course
- Bursaries provided by ACSC will cover up to 50% of the standard course fee
Please indicate in your application for which scheme you would like to apply for.
The following documents will need to be provided:
- A justification letter from applicant
- A supporting letter from supervisor stating financial need
To apply, please send the above documents to the event organiser by the bursary deadline. Please ensure you have completed the online application before applying for a bursary.
Bursary deadline: 15 September 2020
Additional funding opportunities
Visit our support page for additional financial support currently available.
If you wish to book onsite accommodation either side of the course dates, please contact the Conference Centre directly.
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- 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.
Successful applicants will be provided with a support letter for their visa application, if required.
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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”