Genomics for Dermatology

12–14 October 2016

Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, UK


This new course is designed to provide an introduction to genomics and
bioinformatics for those working in dermatology and skin biology.

The programme will provide a common understanding of genomics as applied
to the skin and update attendees without recent exposure to advances in
genetics of the skin. It will focus genomic technologies including next
generation sequencing and bioinformatics analysis. It will provide an
overview of the current understanding on monogenic and polygenic skin
diseases, and cancer genetics as applied to melanoma and non-melanoma
skin cancers. Participants will be exposed to the methods required to
analyse large data sets. There will also be a focus on the application of
genomics to clinical practice.

The discussion-based course is aimed at practising clinical, academic
dermatologists, especially those in training. Applications from clinical
lecturers, specialist registers, consultants and skin biology researchers
are also welcome. The course is open to international participants.

The course is endorsed by The British Association of Dermatologists,
Dermatology and Genetic Medicine (BADGEM). An application for CPD from
the Royal College of Physicians (London) is in progress.


The course will start at approximately 13.00 on Wednesday 12 October and
finish at approximately 17.00 on Friday, 14 October 2016.

Topics will include:

  • Understanding genomes
  • Genetic variation
  • Sequencing technologies
  • Bioinformatics
  • Molecular mechanisms of skin disease
  • Genodermatoses: phenotypes and genotypes
  • Treatment of genetic disease including skin cancer
  • Application of genomics to clinical practice
  • New approaches to skin disease

This is a residential course. All participants are requested to stay
onsite for the full duration to benefit fully from discussions and
interactions with the faculty and other students.

Instructors and speakers

Scientific programme committee
Irene Leigh University of Dundee, UK
John McGrath
King’s College London, UK
John Burn
Newcastle University, UK
David Kelsell
Queen Mary University of London, UK
Sara Brown
University of Dundee, UK

Keynote speakers
John Burn Newcastle University, UK
Irwin McCLean University of Dundee, UK

Confirmed tutors
Veronica Kinsler University College London, UK
Jonathan Barker King’s College London, UK
Julia Newton Bishop University of Leeds, UK
Gareth Inman University of Dundee, UK
Phil Jones Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
Maurice van Steensel University of Dundee, UK
Edel O’Toole Queens Mary University of London, UK
Neil Rajan Newcastle University, UK
Michael Simpson King’s College London, UK
Helen Firth University of Cambridge, UK

Event organiser
Lucy Criddle Wellcome Genome Campus, UK

How to apply


Trainee/Post Doc Registration with Twin Accommodation £360
Trainee/Post Doc Registration with Single Accommodation £410
Consultant Registration with Twin Accommodation £460
Consultant Registration with Single Accommodation £510

The fees include accommodation, meals and lectures for the duration of
the course. The fee will be requested once acceptance is confirmed.

This is a residential course. All participants will stay at The Wellcome
Genome Campus Conference Centre, Hinxton, Cambridge, for the nights of 12
and 13 October 2016. For twin accommodation, room mates will be allocated
on a gender basis.

Please note that you will not be required to select your room type during
the initial application. This will be required once you have been
selected. If you then wish to book onsite accommodation either side of
the course dates, please contact the Conference

Application deadline: Closed

Applications are welcome from practising clinical, academic
dermatologists, clinical lecturers, specialist registers, consultants,
trainees and skin
biology researchers. The course is open to
international participants.

The following will need to be provided:

  • A short CV
  • Letter justifying your attendance, which should include a paragraph outlining the skills/knowledge you wish to gain from the course.

Travel visas
Please contact the event organiser if you require a letter to support a
travel visa application. Note that letters will be provided to confirmed

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: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas-immigration/
Information for general visitors and business visitors: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas-immigration/visiting/business/business-activities/


A limited number of registration bursaries are
available to attend this course.

The following documents will need to be provided:

  • CV
  • Covering letter
  • Letter from supervisor

To apply, please contact the event organiser.

Bursary deadline: Closed

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