The Future of Genomic Medicine – talk and event

Find out about the future of genomic medicine and what your genes can say about your health

The University of Sheffield will be hosting a talk on ‘The Future of Genomic Medicine’ on Wednesday 20th April 2016 as part of the University’s ‘Festival of Health’.

Professor Winston Hide, a world-leading genomics researcher, will host the event and discuss the potential of genomic medicine to transform the NHS. Professor Hide and Clinical leads from the Yorkshire & Humber NHS Genomic Medicine Centre (GMC) will also introduce the recently established centre, (part of the national 100,000 Genomes Project), and explain how the centre is set to play a key role in the development of personalised medicine.

Hear about the ground-breaking 100,000 Genomes Project, which involves examining the genomes of patients with certain cancers and rare diseases. There will be a chance to ask the experts questions about the changing face of clinical care and genomic medicine and the opportunity to take a tour of the Genetics Lab at Sheffield Children’s Hospital before the event.

The event is suitable for anyone, especially those with an interest in genomics and genetics, but no medical knowledge is required. The event is being held in the Richard Roberts Auditorium, University of Sheffield, Brook Hill, Sheffield, S3 7HF from 18:00 – 19:45.

For more details or to book your place, please visit the University of Sheffield website here.