Personal Genomes: Accessing, Sharing and Interpretation #PersGen19 conference – 11/12 Apr 2019 Hinxton, Cambridge

Early Bird Deadline Approaching! Closes – Tuesday 15 January 2019

Time is running out to take advantage of Early Bird discount for our Personal Genomes: Accessing, Sharing and Interpretation #PersGen19 conference, being held 11-12 April 2019, at the Wellcome Genome Campus, UK.

This meeting will bring together geneticists, bioinformaticians, and clinicians from academic and the commercial sector interested in learning the extent to which current genetic testing technologies can help people learn about their personal health and heritage.

There will also be a focus on opportunities and limitations in personal genetic testing, the benefits of sharing personal genomes, the challenges, resources and technologies to help with interpretation of personal genomes. We will also discuss the ethical and other challenges these advances have for society, and the emergence of the citizen scientist in the personal genomics era.

With plenty of opportunities to hear from renowned scientists in the field, including Professor George Church, from the Wyss Institute at the University of Harvard, USA, and Dr Yaniv Erlich – Chief Science Officer, for MyHeritage, Israel. 

Plus, many excellent chances to network with colleagues, making this a top priority meeting to consider for 2019.

Don’t miss out on an Early Bird saving. Register before the 15 January 2019.           

Topics include

  • Personal genetic testing: opportunities and limitations 
  • Interpretation of personal genomes: technologies and resource
  • Emerging platforms for personal genomics data sharing 
  • Citizen science and personal genomics: users, customers and patients 
  • Return of raw and interpreted data to research participants and personal data access 
  • Personal data protections and privacy in the view of data sharing 


Stephan Beck, University College London, UK

Mad Price Ball, Open Humans Foundation, USA

Manuel Corpas, Cambridge Precision Medicine, UK

Mahsa Shabani, University of Leuven, Belgium


George Church, Harvard University, USA

Yaniv Erlich, MyHeritage, Israel


Early Bird: 15 January

Bursary: 29 January

Abstract: 12 February

Registration: 12 March


Anu Acharya, Mapmygenome, India

Pascal Borry, University of Leuven, Belgium

Gustavo Glusman, Institute of Systems Biology, USA

Bastian Greshake Tzovaras, Open Humans, USA

Christi Guerrini, Baylor College of Medicine, USA

Joanne Hackett, Genomics England, UK

Lorenza Haddad, Codigo46, Mexico

Andres Metspalu, Estonian Genome Centre, Estonia

Saskia Sanderson, University College London, UK

Colin Smith, University of Brighton, UK

1 comment

  1. gasstationwithoutpumps

    Sounds interesting, Manuel! Incidentally, can you recommend a low-cost lab for doing personal WGS (and providing the data)? I tried Dante Labs, but they turned out to be a scam, delivering nothing, and most of the other low-cost labs seem to wan to hang onto the data themselves, giving at most a VCF file (and many only want to sell interpretation services and not let you have your data at all!).

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