Big Data Analytics for Genetics and Personalised Medicine

09 - 09 September 2017Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, UK
Deadlines (at 23:59 UTC):
  • Registration Deadline Closed

  • Summary

    The Genomics of Common Diseases (GCD) committee and the International Genetic Epidemiology Society (IGES) are pleased to announce a joint symposium titled “Big Data Analytics for Genetics in Personalised Medicine”

    The integration of large-scale human genomics and disease phenotypes data
    is offering new opportunities for personalised medicine. The joint
    symposium will focus on recent developments in analytical tools and
    resources that are facilitating big data integration, exploration, and
    usage in medicine. It will offer a platform for scientists interested in
    learning and sharing innovative tools and interfaces that improve
    up-to-date access to genetic data for making clinical decisions.

    The symposium will offer a valuable training ground and rich learning
    experience for students and trainees, and provide networking
    opportunities for scientists across disciplines relevant to complex trait
    analysis and human diseases. It will be relevant for clinicians, research
    scientists, bioinformaticians and data users interested in integrating
    genomic results into the clinical setting.

    This event will be held at the Wellcome Genome Campus on 9 September;
    following the GCD
    (6-8 September) and prior to the IGES
    (9-11 September).

  • Programme

    The conference will start at 9:30 and close at 12:30 on Saturday, 9 September 2017.

    Scientific sessions

    • Advances in quantitative and
      computational methods
    • Development of biological data ontologies,
      querying and classification
    • Curation and validity of gene–disease
    • Integrating large-scale genomic and phenotypic
    • Analytics of high throughput sequencing data
    draft programme will be available shortly

  • Organisers / Speakers

    Keynote speakers
    George Davey Smith University of Bristol, UK
    Haky Im University of Chicago, USA
    Heidi Rehm The Broad Institute, USA
    Peter Robinson The Jackson Laboratory, USA
    Kimberly Siegmund University of Southern California,

    The GCD scientific programme  committee
    Orli Bahcall Nature, USA
    Wendy Bickmore University of Edinburgh, UK
    Peter Campbell WTSI, UK
    Aravinda Chakravarti Johns Hopkins University School of
    Medicine, USA
    Sekar Kathiresan Massachusetts General Hospital, USA

    Teri Manolio National Human Genome Research Institute,
    Nicole Soranzo Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
    Kyle Vogan Nature Genetics, USA

    The IGES scientific program

    Emmanuelle Bouzigon Université Paris-Diderot, France

    Josée Dupuis Boston University, USA
    Inke König Universität zu Lübeck, Germany
    Andrew Morris University of Liverpool, UK
    Guillaume Pare McMaster University, Canada
    Jaya Satagopan Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center,
    Eleanor Wheeler Welcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
    Chih-Chieh Wu National Cheng Kung University, Japan

    Conference organiser
    Laura Hubbard Wellcome Genome Campus, UK

  • Registration / Accommodation

    Registration Fee: £60.00

    The registration fee includes entrance to the lectures.

    Registration deadline: 8 August 2017

    If you wish to book onsite accommodation either side of the conference
    dates, please contact the Conference Centre directly.

    Travel visas
    Contact the conference organiser if you require a letter to support a
    travel visa application. Please note: letters will only be provided to
    confirmed registrants.

    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:
    UK Border Agency website and information for general visitors and business