The Importance of Genomics in Cancer Research Seminar Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th December 2018, Wellcome Trust Centre, Oxford

December 2018 saw the Cancer Research UK Oxford Centre and the Oxford Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics collaborate on the first 2-day workshop on, “the importance of genomics for cancer research’ in Oxford.

The workshop was open to all PhD students who had an interest in the subject and focused on the analysis of data from genomics studies of cancer and how they impact current cancer research. We had over 65 students in attendance overall who had come to gain a high-level insight into the importance of genomics in cancer research and provide a cancer site specific insight into how genomics can help impact patient treatment and outcomes.

We had numerous talks over the 2 days with our keynote delivered by Regius Professor John Bell on “Genomic Medicine in the UK”. We also had talks on “Molecular stratification in colorectal cancer and early detection” from Profess Simon Leedham and “Ultramutation and immune priming” from Dr David Church.

Feedback from the event was overwhelmingly positive and we are therefore planning a similar event for the 2019-2020 period. Please make sure you are registered with the Centre to receive information on all our upcoming events. Watch our video below to find out more!