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Nowgen courses in November/December 2011

27 Sep 2011

Fundamentals of next generation sequencing (8 November) * Personalised medicine study day (8 December) * Biomarkers in research and clinical practice (9 December)

Fundamentals of next generation sequencing
8 November 2011

This course is aimed at researchers, clinicians and scientists from industry, academia and the NHS who are new to next generation sequencing (NGS) and require an overview of the basics. There will be presentations provided by the main NGS sequencing technology providers and other companies such as Agilent, involved in the upstream preparation of samples.

There will also be case study presentations from genetic diagnostics laboratories to demonstrate the application of NGS in this setting. In addition there will be a keynote presentation by Professor Neil Hall from the Centre of Genomic Research, The University of Liverpool to illustrate the application of NGS to research. The course will also introduce the bioinformatic requirements for analysing NGS data.

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Personalised medicine study day
8 December 2011

This one day course is being delivered in partnership with Dr William Newman from Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

The programme will focus in particular on the use of personalised medicine (pharmacogenetics) to improve the safety and efficacy of drug treatment in various disease areas as well as the health economic implications.

This is an introductory level course that is suitable for delegates within the pharmaceutical industry and healthcare sector.

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Biomarkers in research and clinical practice
9 December 2011

This is a new one day course that Nowgen has developed as part of our Personalised Medicine themed training programme.

This introductory level course is suitable for delegates within the pharmaceutical industry and healthcare sector that require an understanding of biomarkers in research, drug development and clinical practice.

There will also be open discussion sessions for delegates to talk about their areas of specific interest directly.

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