4-5 March 2015
The leading event for the life sciences sector in Wales this year will focus on the life sciences supply chain providing practical commercial opportunities for growth through novel routes to market in the private sector and NHS.
An international line-up of speakers and industry experts will deliver keynote addresses and lead the showcase presentations and discussions around supply chain opportunities and development.
The showcase sessions will provide the opportunity to hear from the big names, present your ideas, products and plans and engage in the wider debate. Key themes will focus on commercialisation and routes to market, together with financing the deal.
BioWales 2015 sees the return of a highlight from last year’s conference – the Dragon’s Den style pitches showcasing innovative new business ideas face to face with expert investors.
Friday 9th January 2015
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This is a new initiative designed to bring people with inherited eye disease together, especially those located in South Wales. The meeting will be as interactive as possible. The Optometric Adviser to the Welsh Assembly Government, Dr Barbara Ryan, will be speaking about the Wales Eye Care Plan and patients with inherited eye disease, and there will also be information about the Welsh Rare Disease Plan and how you may benefit. The aim of the meeting is both to provide information about support that is available and to bring together patients, families, charities in the sector and others.
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Further details of the 2017 programme will appear here in the new year
During the autumn 2013 and spring 2014 terms, over 4000 students from 73 schools and colleges across Wales and the border counties heard talks from 58 speakers from research, healthcare and the police force on the latest advances in genetics and genomics and about genetics-related courses and careers.
Our roadshows will return in Autumn 2015.
About our Genetics Roadshows
2013 Roadshow at Olchfa School
The Genetics Roadshow is a project that takes leading speakers into schools to talk about the latest advances in genetics. More than 60 schools and colleges across Wales and bordering counties took part during the autumn term with further events planned for spring 2014.
Topics include DNA structure; PCR and DNA sequencing; genomics; DNA damage, cell cycle and cancer; genetic counselling; stem cell research; GM foods; inherited disorders; evolution; biodiversity; cloning and genetic engineering; vaccination and antibiotics; and forensics.
2013 Roadshow at Monmouth School
Speakers from the Universities of Cardiff, Aberystwyth, Bangor, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff Met, Edge Hill, Liverpool, South Wales, Swansea and Worcester, as well as the National Botanic Garden of Wales, the All Wales Medical Genetics Service, the NHS National Genetics and Genomics Education Centre and various NHS LHBs and Police Authorities have taken part.
As well as taking the students beyond the text book to hear about the latest advances in genetics, the students also gain an insight into genetics-related courses and careers and have the opportunity to put their questions to the experts. There has been a tremendous response from schools and colleges for the events and more than 4,500 students are participating.
Roadshow events are delivered free of charge. The Wales Gene Park is greatly assisted in the delivery of this event by Techniquest.
We will shortly be inviting schools to take part in the 2015 roadshow. For further information and to make sure your name is on the mailing list email email@example.com
Thursday 25th September 2014, 6.30pm
Haydn Ellis Building, Cardiff University
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A free public event
Event organised by the Wales Gene Park
Join us to hear talks from clinicians and researchers on what is meant by over-the-counter genetic testing; what sort of information this testing can reveal and what it might mean for you and your family; the implications for healthcare; and the ethical issues surrounding it. There will also be time for discussion and questions with our experts.
This event is free of charge but please register at: Event Brite
Tea/coffee from 6pm; talks start at 6.30pm
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Friday 10th October 2014 – Angel Hotel, Cardiff
The Golden Helix Foundation organises Pharmacogenomics days across Europe in collaboration with local groups. The meetings are FREE educational events in major cities with universities and large academic hospitals.
The aims of the event are:
- To provide timely updates on the field of pharmacogenomics and personalized medicine to the local biomedical scientists and healthcare providers
- To inform them on the application of pharmacogenomics in fields such as psychiatric disorders, oncology, and
- To bring together faculty members from universities and research institutes from the local scientific are and working in the field of pharmacogenomics in order to initiate collaborative projects in this field to the benefit of society.
This is the first time the meeting has been held in the UK and is being organised by Wales Gene Park in Cardiff. It is an ideal opportunity to hear from renowned speakers in the field and find out about the latest advances in pharmacogenomics. The meeting is suitable for all involved in the field.
Speakers at the Cardiff event include:
- Dr George Petrinos, University of Patras, Greece
- Professor Munir Pirmohamed, Wolfson Centre for Personalised Medicine, University of Liverpool
- Professor Philip Routledge, School of Medicine, Cardiff University
- Professor Bill Newman, Manchester Centre for Genomic Medicine, University of Manchester
- Dr Panos Deloukas, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge
- Dr Darrol Baker, Golden Helix Foundation, London
- Dr Simon Reed, Institute of Cancer Genetics, Cardiff University
This meeting is free of charge but you must register in order to attend.
For further information please contact:
Angela Burgess, Education Project
Manager, Wales Gene Park
Telephone: +44-(0)29 20 746 940
Meeting sponsored by:
Tuesday 29 April 2014
A workshop on ‘Getting started with analysing biological big data’.
This afternoon session is an introduction to the practical utility of various bioinformatics and biostatistics techniques and how to develop these skills yourself.
It is intended for PhD students, junior staff and senior PIs who have no (or limited) bioinformatics and biostatistics skills. However, it will also offer valuable insights and networking opportunities for those with more advanced bioinformatics and biostatistics skills.
To register please email David Fear (FearD@cardiff.ac.uk)