Unanswered Questions in Cancer Sequencing

The next Cancer Research UK Cambridge Research Institute annual international Symposium will be held on 2-3 November 2012 at the Li Ka Shing Centre in Cambridge.

The 2012 Symposium will focus on questions relating to cancer sequencing, specifically:

Cancer genome sequencing
Challenges facing the computational biology of cancer sequencing
Functional genomics of cancer
The impact of cancer sequencing on medicine


Each of these topics will be discussed by invited speakers and in a panel discussion. Delegates will have the opportunity to present a poster and/or a short talk at the Symposium.
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Confirmed speakers
Seishi Ogawa, University of Tokyo
Sean Grimmond, Queensland Centre for Medical Genomics
Levi Garraway, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard


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Session 2: Challenges facing the computational biology of cancer sequencing
Organiser: Simon Tavaré, Cambridge Research Institute
Chair: Ewan Birney, European Bioinformatics Institute

Friday 2 November 2012

Confirmed speakers
Jan Korbel, EMBL Heidelberg
Elaine Mardis, The Genome Institute at Washington University
David Bentley, Illumina
Richard Durbin, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
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Session 3: Functional genomics of cancer
Organiser: Jason Carroll, Cambridge Research Institute
Chair: Eric Lander, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Saturday 3 November 2012

Confirmed speakers
René Bernards, The Netherlands Cancer Institute
Dale Porter, Novartis
Bradley Bernstein, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
Garry Nolan, Stanford University


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Session 4: The impact of cancer sequencing on medicine
Organiser: Carlos Caldas, Cambridge Research Institute
Chair: Barbara Wold, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda

Saturday 3 November 2012

Confirmed speakers
Bruce Ponder, Cambridge Research Institute
Lori Friedman, Genentech
Peter Lichter, DKFZ Heidelberg

2 Nov - 3 Nov 2012
Cambridge
United Kingdom
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