Start Date: 11/04/2019

End Date: 12/04/2019

Cost: 200

Venue: Hinxton, Cambridge


Wellcome Genome Campus Advanced Courses and Scientific Conferences

Contact Details:


Stephan Beck, University College London, UK

Mad Price Ball, Open Humans Foundation, USA

Manuel Corpas, Cambridge Precision Medicine, UK

Mahsa Shabani, University of Leuven, Belgium

Email the organisers or call us: +44 (0)1223 495100)




This meeting will bring together geneticists, bioinformaticians, and clinicians from academic and the commercial sector interested in learning the extent to which current genetic testing technologies can help people learn about their personal health and heritage. There will also be a focus on opportunities and limitations in personal genetic testing, the benefits of sharing personal genomes, the challenges, resources and technologies to help with interpretation of personal genomes. We will also discuss the ethical and other challenges these advances have for society, and the emergence of the citizen scientist in the personal genomics era. With plenty of opportunities to hear from renowned scientists in the field, including Professor George Church, from the Wyss Institute at the University of Harvard, USA, and Dr Yaniv Erlich - Chief Science Officer, for MyHeritage, Israel. Plus, many excellent chances to network with colleagues, making this a top priority meeting to consider for 2019. Topics include Personal genetic testing: opportunities and limitations Interpretation of personal genomes: technologies and resource Emerging platforms for personal genomics data sharing Citizen science and personal genomics: users, customers and patients Return of raw and interpreted data to research participants and personal data access Personal data protections and privacy in the view of data sharing KEYNOTES George Church, Harvard University, USA Yaniv Erlich, MyHeritage, Israel IMPORTANT DEADLINES Early Bird: 15 January Bursary: 29 January Abstract: 12 February Registration: 12 March CONFIRMED SPEAKERS Anu Acharya, Mapmygenome, India Pascal Borry, University of Leuven, Belgium Gustavo Glusman, Institute of Systems Biology, USA Bastian Greshake Tzovaras, Open Humans, USA Christi Guerrini, Baylor College of Medicine, USA Joanne Hackett, Genomics England, UK Lorenza Haddad, Codigo46, Mexico Andres Metspalu, Estonian Genome Centre, Estonia Saskia Sanderson, University College London, UK Colin Smith, University of Brighton, UK