Big Data Analytics for Genetics and Personalised Medicine

9 September 2017

Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, UK


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).



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 and 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

How to apply

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


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