On 29th March Eagle Genomics had its 2nd annual symposium at the Babraham Research Campus conference centre.
Abel Ureta Vidal, COO
It was a brilliant sunny day during which a number of leading and very influential scientists, including Tim Hubbard from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, discussed the well known problem of how to handle overwhelming quantities of genome data and make the best use of it. Other speakers were from the Institute of Food Research, The Sainsbury Laboratory, Almac, TGAC, Ark Genomics, Health Protection Agency, IDBS and Pfizer Neusentis.
80+ delegates from UK, USA, and Europe came to hear about the crucial role that bioinformaticians will play over the coming years in order to improve human, animal and plant health.With bioinformatics staff present from a variety of life sciences sectors, delegates and speakers had great networking opportunities to discuss their personal views and professional opinions.
Highlights of the event were the panel session, the release of our periodic table of bioinformatics elements (see the Eagle blog for details).
Our third symposium will be held on 21st March 2013. Registrations will open in September.
Presentations are now available here.
PICTURE: Speakers at the Eagle Genomics 2012 Bioinformatics Symposium.
Left to right: Miika Ahdesmaki (Almac), Dan MacLean (Sainsbury Laboratory), Paul Denny-Gouldson (IDBS), Alex Gutteridge (Pfizer Neusentis), Tim Hubbard (Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute),Jonathan Green (HPA), David Flanders (Eagle Genomics), Mario Caccamo (TGAC), Mick Watson (ArkGenomics), Ian Roberts (the Institute of Food Research)