14 - 16 May 2015
Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street London, W1G 0AE, UK
The International Workshops on Genomic Epidemiology (formerly the Paris Workshops) are held every two years to introduce researchers to the advances that underpin large-scale genomic studies of diseases and other life sciences areas, particularly in the context of on-going research funded by the EU. The last two years has seen the cost of whole-genome sequencing descend rapidly below the $1000 point. This has important consequences in both research and health-care.
Speakers at the workshop will discuss progress in sequencing and with other technologies for biomolecular analysis, and their applications in research and clinical settings. Solutions will be presented for the accumulation, handling and interpretation of huge data sets, including the identification of rare and common genetic variants associated with disease, functional evaluation of genetic variation, understanding of gene networks and epigenomic phenomena in health and disease, pharmacogenomics, gene-gene and gene-environment interactions. Examples of the application of these technologies for epidemiological scale studies in different disease areas will be presented.
Participants in the 6th International Workshop on Genomic Epidemiology are welcomed to present their research results with a short abstract of 400 words. A limited number of slots are available in the programme for selected participants short talks.