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SBS Symposium

Dear all,

This year the SBS research symposium is on Tuesday 9th May and will be held at the Roslin Institute. PhD students and relevant staff are most warmly invited, along with all academic staff. It promises to be a very stimulating and informative day, so please save it in your calendar!

We have an excellent group of speakers from across the school along with a BioDocSoc led ‘3min thesis’ competition:

Festival of Genomics

Edinburgh Genomics will be attending the Festival of Genomics in London, where Javier Santoyo-Lopez (Facility Manager, Edinburgh Genomics Clinical), Tim Cezard and James Prendergast (Roslin Institute) will be delivering the workshop "Harnessing WGS for population-scale studies".

Edinburgh Genomics will also have an exhibition booth, manned by Joel Fearnley (Chief Operating Officer), Karim Gharbi (Facility Manager, Edinburgh Genomics Science), Matt Arno (Project Manager) and David Bonas (Business Manager).

Scots scientists examine why some brains age better than others

Edinburgh scientists have decoded the genetic make-up of more than one thousand people as part of a long-term study to examine why some people's brains age better than others. The gene study involved researchers at the University of Edinburgh sequencing the DNA of 1,300 people as part of a project which has tracked the same individuals for decades. Read the full story .

Investing in cutting edge medical research

Scottish Genomes Partnership backed by £6 million. Minister for Sport, Health Improvement and Mental Health, Jamie Hepburn has announced a £6 million investment in the Scottish Genomes Partnership (SGP), ahead of a parliamentary reception to mark Rare Disease Day. The SGP is a collaboration of Scottish Universities and the NHS capitalising on £15 million investment in whole genome sequencing...

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