SULSA Research Symposium: The New Genomics - Knowledge, Health and Society

  • When:  Monday 9 September 2013
  • Location:  John Macintyre Conference Centre, Pollock Halls, Unviersity of Edinburgh
  • Scottish Universities Life Sciences Alliance - The New Genomics:  Knowledge, Health and Society

SULSA's 2013 RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM will focus on research that has exploited the recent advances in Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technology to generate knowledge and to improve health. The event will show case results from world-class scientists, who have used NGS as a major route to delivering the data required for their research. Join us to hear from experts in virus evolution, human cancer, stratified medicine, parasite evolution, bioinformatics, and more.

We will also hold a debate by a panel of specialists, including scientists and legal experts, which will explore the human, regulatory and ethical opportunities and issues arising from the NGS revolution. The debate will be centred around the question: " Should we be sequenced at birth? "

  • Confirmed speakers include: Prof Oliver Pybus, Prof Malcolm Dunlop, Dr Chris Quince, Prof Mark Blaxter, Dr Sarah Ayling, Dr Dan Walker, Dr Amy Buck , Prof Neil Hall, Dr Pippa Thomson.
  • Open poster abstract call, and poster competition with two iPADs to be won.
  • Trade show from life sciences research suppliers, including the leading providers of sequencing technology.

To find out more, register and submit and abstract, go to:

Early bird rate deadline: 30 June 2013

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