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Festival of Genomics & Biodata

January 25 - January 26

Festival of Genomics & Biodata

Now in its 8th year, the Festival is an incredible 2-day gathering of 2,000+ people from the life sciences community, focused on genomics, biodata and related topics.

To find out more about the Festival, read on..


After two years of a digital-only Festival, we can’t wait to bring everyone back to the full live and in-person experience.

And what an experience we have lined up for you – all driven by our social mission to deliver the benefits of genomics to patients faster. 


1. It’s A LOT BIGGER than previous in-person Festivals

We’re still at the BDC in London, but due to increased demand from attendees, we’re now in the Main (huge) Hall. This means we can fit in even more attendees, more agenda sessions, more networking opportunities and more activities.


2. There are 8 theatres jam-packed with fantastic speakers and agenda sessions

This has increased from 5 theatres at the last in-person Festival, which means you now have over 150 speakers to select from, much more topic coverage and…wait for it… a Secret Stage (can you find it?).


Here’s a selection of the topics being covered:

Genomic Medicine Cancer Genomics • Newborn Sequencing Epigenetics •  Rapid Diagnosis •  Liquid Biopsy • Polygenic Risk Scores Biodata • Single Cell & Spatial Analysis Ethics • Neurodegenerative Disease Rare Disease Diagnosis • Drug Discovery & Development • Genomics Policy • AI • Genetic Counselling • Population Genomics • Genotype-Phenotype Correlations • Diversity in Genomics •  Multi-Omics • Clinical Genomics • Sequencing Advances • Data Security • Patient Engagement • Immuno-oncology • Women’s Health • Proteomics • Microbiome & Metagenomics • Pathogen Detection & Surveillance • CRISPR and Genome Editing • RNA-Seq


3. There’s so much more to do

Bigger space = more features, including the Tree of Life Café, Live Lounge Over Lunch, Poster Zone, Careers Zone, Chill-out Zone, Meeting Zone, Round Table Discussions, Interview Lounge, Talkaoke (the “flying saucer of chat”), general and themed Speed Networking Sessions, a Drinks Reception and much, much more (including some surprises on-site)!

Find out more about what’s happening away from the main agenda sessions here.

An incredible 150+ speaker line-up including:

  • Dame Sue Hill, Chief Scientific Officer, NHS England
  • Lucy Chappell, Chief Scientific Adviser, Department of Health and Social Care, UK Government
  • Sir Mark Caulfield, Vice Principal for Health, Queen Mary University of London, Director of the NIHR Barts Biomedical Research Centre
  • Rolf Apweiler, Director, EMBL-EBI
  • Gitte Neubauer, VP, Omics Technologies & Head of CellZome, GSK
  • Clare Turnbull, Professor of Translational Cancer Genomics, Institute of Cancer Research
  • Rob Orford, Chief Scientific Adviser for Health, Welsh Government
  • Ulrike Naumann, Global Lead, Next Generation Sequencing, Novartis
  • Ian Young, Chief Scientific Adviser, Department of Health and Director of Research and Development for Health and Social Care, Northern Ireland
  • Dame Anna Dominiczak, Chief Scientist for Health, Scottish Government
  • Mark Effingham, Deputy CEO, UK Biobank
  • Claire Bloomfield, Deputy Director, Data For R&D, Centre for Improving Data Collaboration, NHS England
  • Matt Brown, Chief Scientific Officer, Genomics England
  • Raghib Ali, Chief Medical Officer, Our Future Health
  • Sajan Khosla, Executive Director, Global Head of Real World Evidence, AstraZeneca
  • Bettina Lundgren, Chief Executive Officer, Danish National Genome Center
  • Joerg Degen, Global Head, Early Development Informatics, Roche
  • Joanna Betts, Head Translational Computational Biology, GSK
  • Andrew Roddam, Chief Executive Officer, Our Future Health
  • Nicola Perrin, CEO, The Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC)


January 25
January 26
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