A genomic medicine pioneer on your doorstep

Find out more about the 100,000 Genomes Project at the North West Coast NHS GMC’s launch event on Monday 27 July

The North West Coast NHS Genomic Medicine Centre (GMC) is running a launch event on Monday 27 July at Liverpool Women’s Hospital. This is a great opportunity to find out more about the 100,000 Genomes Project, which aims to transform diagnosis and treatment for patients with cancer and rare diseases.

Briefly, the initiative involves collecting and decoding 100,000 human genomes – complete sets of people’s genes – that will enable scientists and doctors to understand more about specific health conditions. The North West Coast NHS GMC, as one of 11 established NHS GMCs, aims to recruit up to 4,500 patients for the project.

The North West Coast NHS GMC represents a number of NHS organisations working together. Led by Liverpool Women’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, it is supported by the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust, The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, the Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust, Lancashire Teaching NHS Foundation Trust, the North West Coast Academic Health Science Network and Liverpool Health Partners.

The North West Coast NHS GMC is responsible for recruiting and obtaining a sample of blood for the extraction of DNA, as well as providing the participant’s clinical data. The launch will provide more insight into the programme and the benefits to patients across the North West Coast.

Professor Sue Hill OBE, Chief Scientific Officer for England, will also be speaking at the event.

There are still a few spaces left, so it’s not too late to register. The event takes place from 3.30pm to 6pm, at Liverpool Women’s Hospital. To register, please click on this link and use the password NWCGMC.

Are you interested in studying for a qualification in genomic medicine?

The Genomics Education Programme is offering fully funded places on the Master’s in Genomic Medicine, which is being offered through a national network of nine universities. To find out more visit our Master’s pages.