29 Jun 2012
Bioinformatics for genetics scientists (2-4 October) * Familial bowel cancer study day (11 October).
- Two-day session: 2 - 3 October 2012
- Optional third day half session: 4 October 2012
This two-and-a-half day course reflects the new direction of diagnostic genetics in light of recent innovations and Modernising Science Careers. The programme provides essential training in aspects of bioinformatics for both cytogeneticists and molecular geneticists that reflect the trend towards combined laboratory services and a flexible, multi-skilled workforce.
This course is suitable for genetics trainees and established scientists, providing both an introduction to the topic and more challenging content for experienced users. Focusing on practical exercise-based training, the content includes a foundation of essential bioinformatic theory, the basics of tool operation, up to advanced use and the critical evaluation of key tools.
The half-day session on the morning of 4 October is run by the Ensembl Outreach Team for those wanting a more detailed insight into the advanced features of the Ensembl Genome Browser.
Familial bowel cancer study day
11 October 2012: One-day session
This study day is aimed at genetic counsellors, genetic nurses, colorectal nurse specialists,
stoma care nurse specialists, trainee surgeons, gastroenterologists and associated specialists
with an interest in familial bowel cancer.
The day focuses on the role of primary and secondary care in delivering familial bowel cancer
services. The programme includes talks by expert professionals from the fields of research and
current clinical practice. These talks will be followed by an interactive session.
Nowgen is a centre of excellence in public engagement, education and professional training in biomedicine. It is part of the NIHR Manchester Biomedical Research Centre, a partnership between Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and The University of Manchester.