Translational Bioinformatics

12 - 13 June 2017Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, UK
Deadlines (at 23:59 UTC):
  • Bursary Deadline Closed
  • Abstract Deadline Closed
  • Registration Deadline Closed

  • Summary

    This meeting follows on from the success of the 1st European Conference on Translational
    (ECTB) in 2016 at the University of Copenhagen,
    Denmark. It will bring together scientists and
    entrepreneurs who are
    interested in translating genomics and
    bioinformatics research into
    healthcare tools and services.

    Advances in genomics and the availability of big data are beginning to
    transform the healthcare landscape. Bioinformaticians are playing a
    unique role in this transformation by developing tools that improve data
    acquisition, curation and interpretation. This meeting will highlight
    recent advances in the tools and techniques that are facilitating
    translational research and precision medicine. The programme will discuss
    how informatics can be used to improve drug discovery and development and
    to treat disease, and how it is helping to centralise and organise
    medical knowledge. The conference will also include a workshop on how to
    start a company, with insights from entrepreneurs who have made the
    transition from academic-based bioinformatics research to the commercial

    The meeting will be relevant for researchers, computational biologists
    and entrepreneurs (from start-ups and established companies) interested
    in epidemiology, cancer genomics and precision medicine.

  • Programme

    The conference will start at 9.30 on Monday 12 June, and close at
    approximately 15.00 on Tuesday 13 June 2017.

    Scientific sessions

    • Bioinformatic services: data capture, curation and sharing
    • Health data integration and analytics
    • Cancer genomics
    • Disease studies and large cohort data
    • Community engagement: open sources
    • Bioinformatics start-ups and entrepreneurs
    • Genomics, literature repositories and text mining

    Please click here for a copy of the draft programme

  • Organisers / Speakers

    Scientific programme committee
    Paul Flicek EMBL-EBI, UK
    Elliott Margulies Illumina, USA
    Clare Turnbull
    Genomics England, UK

    Keynote speaker
    Ewan Birney

    Confirmed speakers
    Bissan Al-Lazikani Institute of Cancer Research, UK

    Jelena Aleksic Gene Adviser, UK
    Jeff Barrett
    Open Targets, UK
    André Blavier
    Interactive Biosoftware, France
    Michael Brudno University of Toronto, Canada

    Helen Firth
    Cambridge University Hospitals, UK
    David Ledbetter Geisinger Health System, USA

    Nick Lench
    Congenica, UK
    Yatin Mundkur
    Cellworks, USA
    Serena Nik-Zainal Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute,
    Fiona Nielsen
    DNAdigest and Repositive, UK
    Vincent Plagnol
    Inivata, UK
    Ferran Sanz IMIM-Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
    Kenna Shaw Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Institute
    for Personalized Cancer Therapy, USA
    Abel Ureta-Vidal Eagle Genomics, UK

    Conference organiser
    Emily Rees Wellcome Genome Campus, UK

  • Registration / Accommodation

    Registration Fees:

    Student No accommodation £148
    Student On site twin accommodation £198
    Student On site single accommodation £230
    Academic No accommodation £248
    Academic On site twin accommodation £298
    Academic On site single accommodation £330
    Commercial No accommodation £348
    Commercial On site twin accommodation £398
    Commercial On site single accommodation £430

    The registration fee includes entrance to the lectures and poster
    sessions, an abstract book, meals (lunch and dinner) and refreshments
    during the conference. Breakfast will be provided for delegates who have
    booked accommodation.

    Registration deadline: Closed

    Accommodation is provided for the night of 12 June 2017. Please note:
    there is limited onsite accommodation and this will be allocated on a
    first-come, first-served basis. Therefore, early registration is

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

    Travel visas
    Please contact the event organiser if you require a letter to support a
    travel visa application, once your application has been successful. Note
    that letters will be provided to confirmed attendee only.

    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


  • Abstracts

    We welcome abstracts from all areas relevant to the main themes of the
    meeting, for both oral and poster presentations. Several oral
    presentations will be chosen from the abstracts submitted.

    Abstracts will only be considered from registered delegates. Please use our online abstract submission system and follow the instructions given to ensure your abstract is submitted correctly. All abstracts must be submitted by the deadline. If you are intending to submit more than one abstract, please contact the conference organiser prior to registration.

    The scientific programme committee will assess your abstract after the
    deadline has passed and you will be notified whether you have been
    selected for an oral or poster presentation.

    Poster boards onsite will accommodate 118 cm high by 84 cm wide (A0-
    portrait) of printed material. Accepted abstracts will appear in the
    conference programme book and poster boards will be allocated at the

    Abstract deadline extended: Closed

    Abstract guidelines can be viewed here.

  • Bursaries

    A limited number of registration bursaries are available for PhD students
    to attend this conference (up to 50% of the registration fee) from
    Wellcome Genome Campus Scientific Conferences.

    The following documents will need to be provided:

    • Abstract
    • CV
    • Covering letter
    • Letter from supervisor

    To apply, please contact the conference organiser.

    Bursary deadline: Closed

  • Sponsors

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