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Translating and Commercialising Genomic Research training course at the Wellcome Genome Campus

last modified Oct 05, 2016 05:00 PM
The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute is organising a three-day course on the specifics of exploiting opportunities arising from genomics - deadline for applications 13 October.

This new course aims to develop professional skills to help translate genomics research into healthcare products and services that ultimately benefit society.

The course is residential, interactive and delivered by senior EU & US entrepreneurs, investors and professionals all actively involved in the field. Speakers will use case-studies to explore business models emerging from the genomic revolution, and include:

Phil Stephens (CSO Foundation Medicine, USA)
Melina Cimler (SVP Regulatory & Quality Adaptive Biotechnologies, USA; Previously Illumina VP Quality & Regulatory)
Davina Gale (Founder, Inivata, UK)
Trevor Heritage (
VP & Chief Strategy Officer, Appistry, USA)
Angus Lauder (Associate Director Business Management, Cancer Research Technology, UK) Wouter Meuleman (Director, Illumina Ventures, USA)
Frank Schacherer (VP Discovery Genomics, QIAGEN Bioinformatics; Biobase founder)
Tom Weaver (CEO, Congenica, UK)

The course will focus on the specific knowledge required to translate and commercialise genomics research, such as Intellectual Property, how to navigate open source software licenses, and the use and sharing of human genetic data for innovation.

Phil Stephens will present a keynote talk on Foundation Medicine, a trailblazing company in the field, which went from company formation to over a $1bn acquisition in less than five years.

Places for the course are limited to facilitate discussion and networking. The course is being significantly subsidised by the Wellcome Genome Campus, and a few bursaries have been made available.

For further information, please visit the course website.

The deadline for applications is 13 October 2016.

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