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“Our geneticist could only find three published articles about the GRIN1 gene at the time” – Interview with Jillian Hastings Ward, Chair of the Participant Panel at Genomics England

Jillian Hastings Ward is Chair of the Participant Panel at Genomics England. The Panel acts as an advisory body to the Genomics England board to ensure that the data collected by the 100,000 Genomes Project is being used for the best interests of the participants.

FoG 2020 Presentation Mike Hubank NHS England Genomics Lab Hub: Using CRISPR-CAS9 for rapid gene fusion detection

Mike Hubank, Scientific Director at NHS England Genomics Lab Hub spoke at the Festival of Genomics 2020.

FoG 2020 Presentation Megan Fealey & Christopher Medway: All Wales Medical Genomics Service

Megan Fealey, Lead Genetic Technologist and Christopher Medway, Lead Bioinformatician from AWMGS spoke at the Festival of Genomics 2020.

FoG 2020 Arndt Schmitz & Gunther Brueggenwerth, Bayer: Medical Imaging & AI Meets Genomics

Gunther and Arndt shared a presentation at the Festival of Genomics 2020.

Interview with Dr Susie Cooke, Head of Medical Genomics at the Glasgow Precision Oncology Laboratory

Dr Susie Cooke is the Head of Medical Genomics at the Glasgow Precision Oncology Laboratory whose main interest is in facilitating the move of next-generation sequencing into the clinic to help cancer patients.

International Women’s Day 2020

Here at Front Line Genomics, we love to celebrate the contributions made to the field at our annual Festival of Genomics every January.

This year, we had over 120+ speakers and of which, 50% were women!

Interview with Dr Alfredo Iacoangeli, Principal Investigator, King’s College London

Dr Alfredo Iacoangeli is a post-doctoral researcher at King’s College London whose aim is the development of a high throughput gene, environment and epigenetics database and analysis system for international ALS research. We managed to have a chat with Alfredo ahead of him speaking at the Festival of Genomics about his work, and why he’s excited to be a part of the festival this year.

Interview with Dr Rona Strawbridge, UKRI Innovation

Dr Rona Strawbridge has been using genetics to try to understand complex diseases, who’s work has focused much on obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and more recently serious mental illness. We managed to have a chat with Rona ahead of her speaking at the Festival of Genomics about her work and why she’s excited to be speaking at the festival this year.