SGP cancer expert speaks at the

2020 Festival of Genomics

"I'm delighted to return to the Festival this year to share what we've learned about optimising genomic profiling for cancer"

Dr Susie Cooke, Head of Medical Genomics, Glasgow Precision Oncology Laboratory

6th January 2020

Festival of Genomics returns to London to celebrate UK progress in precision medicine

The Festival of Genomics 2020 returns to London for the fifth year to immerse attendees in the research, innovation and results taking place within genomics today. As the UK’s largest genomics event, the Festival is a is a unique experience – a crossroads for the entire genomics ecosystem to discover, meet, learn, have fun and celebrate.

Driven by a social mission to deliver the benefits of genomics to people faster, the Festival is FREE to attend for around 90% of the audience. The Festival delivers incredible talks and inspirational topics, whilst uniting a diverse range of attendees – making for unmissable networking opportunities.

Brimming with cutting-edge content across five stages and split into 10 themes, the Festival of Genomics is unlike any other scientific conference. This year’s agenda focuses on clinical application and developments in genomics, leveraging biodata, genomics and drug development, and rare disease research, plus additional sessions focused on social considerations, genetic counselling, genome editing, single cell analysis, machine learning, and more.

Dr Susie Cooke, the Scottish Genomes Partnership's cancer bioinformatics lead returns to the event this year to share progress made through the SGP programme on development of a pan-cancer genomic assay for use in routine clinical care. This assay was developed in Glasgow, successfully piloted at NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde and is now also being tested in England and Italy. An ongoing partnership with Agilent Technologies means that the Glasgow Cancer Assay is now globally available and additional assays are being developed, including one for haematological malignancies. At last year's event Susie's session was packed to overflowing. Such is the importance of this research that this year she will speak from the main stage.

Dr Susie Cooke

Head of Medical Genomics

Glasgow Precision Oncology Laboratory

Other confirmed speakers include CEO of Genomics England; Chris Wigley, Sue Hill, Chief Scientific Officer NHS England, Baroness Nicola Blackwood, UK Government Department of Health and Social Care, and Rory Collins, Chief Executive of UK Biobank. For the full list of speakers visit the website

Don’t miss your chance to learn first-hand insights and practical applications from 100+ expert speakers at the Festival of Genomics this January 29th - 30th at the Business Design Centre, London. Register here

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© 2020 Scottish Genomes Partnership

Scottish Genomes Partnership gratefully acknowledges the funding received from the Chief Scientist Office of the Scottish Government Health Directorates and the Medical Research Council Whole Genome Sequencing for Health and Wealth Initiative.