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Bridging the Gap in Biomedical Genetics: Integrating Bioinformatics and
Medical Informatics, R
esearch and Healthcare
27–29 October 2010
Wellcome Trust Conference Centre, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus,
Hinxton, Cambridge, UK.

Registration is now closed as the conference is fully subscribed

If you would like to be added to the waiting list please contact Pam Garland at 

If you would like to submit an abstract please email it to

This new conference will bring together biomedical research scientists, healthcare IT experts, bioinformaticians, clinicians and geneticists to discuss the implications of advances in genomics to healthcare, and in particular to look for concrete ways to integrate the informatics infrastructures between these diverse fields.


Click here to download the conference poster. 


Click here to download the conference programme.


Scientific Programme Committee:
Janet Thornton European Bioinformatics Institute, UK

Alvis Brazma European Bioinformatics Institute, UK

David Ingram University College London, UK

Johan Van der Lei Erasmus University Medical Center, Netherlands


Invited talks (Keynote):

On the way to personalized medicine - tasks, obstacles and solutions from a clinical perspective
Norbert Graf, University of Saarland, Germany

Searching for the "True Names" of disease in the genomics era
Isaac Kohane, Harvard MIT, USA

A global clinical perspective on genetics and the burden of disease
Bernadette Modell, University College London, UK

Title TBA
Gertjan van Ommen, Leiden University Medical Centre, Netherlands

Invited talks (Plenary) to include:

Metadata and metamodelling tools for translational clinical studies
James Brenton,
CRUK (Cambridge), UK

Linking phenotypes extracted from electronic patient records onto systems biology frameworks
Søren Brunak, University of Denmark

Translational genomics and clinical databases
Carlos Caldas Cancer Research UK

Men in Black: What lawyers think when they hear about translational research
Preserving privacy in translational research - a legal perspective
Nikolaus Forgo University of Hannover, Germany

Electronic health records, clinical knowledge management, privacy, confidentiality and security
Dipak Kalra University College London, UK

Virus genetics for tracking outbreaks and managing disease
Paul Kellam Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK

The science interface to NHS computing - a tale of two cities
Ken Lunn NHS, UK

Title TBA
Mark Musen Stanford University, USA

End to end integration of bioinformatics tools with clinical trials software tools in a Web resource for analysing clinical genomics trials
Thierry Sengstag RIKEN Yokohama Institute, Yokohama (Japan)

Lessons learned from ACGT (Advanced Clinico-Genomic Trials in Cancer) 

Paul Spellman Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA

Title TBA
Miriam Sturkenboom Erasmus Medical Center, Netherlands

Title TBA
Andre Uitterlinden Erasmus Medical Centre, Netherlands

Collaboration between biobanking and e-health
Jaak Vilo University of Tartu, Estonia


Round Table: The Way Forward
Peter Coveney University College London, UK
Michael Dunn Wellcome Trust, UK
Tim Hubbard Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
Ilias Iakovides ICT for Health Unit, European Commission
David Ingram University College London, UK
Janet Thornton European Bioinformatics Institute, UK
Johan Van der Lei Erasmus University Medical Center, Netherlands

Additional talks will be chosen from submitted abstracts.



A Provisional Programme will be available shortly, start and finish times are as follows:

Wednesday 27 October:      09.30-11.00 Registration

                                         11.00 Opening Session

Friday 29 October:              14.00 Close of Conference


Registration and Accommodation

Accommodation packages include registration, meals and housing for the nights of Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 October 2010.  If you require additional nights this will be at an additional cost, please contact  the conference centre reception at directly for availability. The no accommodation packages include registration and meals only.


Please note: On-site accommodation is limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis. Early registration is recommended. When we have reached capacity on campus, delegates  will be advised to make their own accommodation arrangements.  Conference centre reception will be able to advise on local hotel information


Registration Fees:

Please note: The first 50 students to register and submit an abstract are being offered the reduced registration fee of £100 (no accommodation), £190 (twin accommodation), £242 (single accommodation) - so early registration is recommended. The standard registration rate for students is:Student no accommodation £300, Student with twin accommodation £390, Student with single accommodation £442



No Accommodation

£100  (first 50 only - standard £300)


Twin Accommodation

£190  (first 50 only - standard £390)


Single Accommodation 

£242  (first 50 only - standard £442)


No Accommodation



Twin Accommodation



Single Accommodation



No Accommodation 



Twin Accommodation



Single Accommodation 



Registration deadline: Closed



Abstracts and Posters

Please ensure that you follow the abstract guidelines and upload your abstract during registration. After the abstract deadline the scientific committee will assess your abstract and you will be notified whether you have been selected for a short talk or poster presentation.


Abstract Deadline: Please email your abstract to Pam Garland at


Poster boards will accommodate 118cm high by 84cm wide (A0) of printed material.  Accepted abstracts will appear in the conference programme book and poster boards will be allocated at the conference.


For further information please contact Pam Garland at 


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