Genomics

Invited Speakers

  • Prof. Nik Maniatis, University College London
  • Dr Toby Andrew, Imperial College London
  • Dr Maria Secrier, University College London
  • Dr Igor Ruiz De Los Mozos, Francis Crick Institute

Symposium Description

The sequencing of the human genome, published 50 years after the discovery of the structure of DNA, has had a paradigm-shifting impact on a broad range of disciplines. Today, advances in DNA sequencing technologies and in the computational processors, storage and analyses underpinning these have seen the cost of sequencing an individual’s genome drop to the levels needed for this technology to form part of a suite of healthcare tests. Future developments in DNA sequencing will make genome sequencing even less expensive, placing us well and truly in the post-genomic era of biomedicine.

Traditionally, genomics has been the area of biomedical research that was an early adopter of computational methodologies and has the highest concentration of computational biologists. Despite this, the widespread adoption of high performance computing resources remains the province of few researchers in the domain. In this symposium we shall examine the state-of-the-art in genomics research, how this has paved the way for new applications of molecular medicine and how high performance computing can inform applied genomics research to bring transformative changes to clinical practice and personalised medicine.

Symposium Co-Chairs:

  • Nikolas Maniatis, Professor of Human Genetics
  • Andrea Townsend-Nicholson, Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology