Whose Genome Is It Anyway? Big Data and Your DNA

Progress Educational Trust
Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22-26 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PQ
10 October 2018 6.30pm-8.30pm

Professor John Mattick, Chief Executive of Genomics England and chair of the Progress Educational Trust's FREE-to-attend event 'Whose Genome Is It Anyway? Big Data and Your DNA', taking place in Edinburgh on the evening of Wednesday 10 October 2018 Dr Sarah Chan, Principal Investigator at the University of Edinburgh's Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society and speaker at the Progress Educational Trust's FREE-to-attend event 'Whose Genome Is It Anyway? Big Data and Your DNA', taking place in Edinburgh on the evening of Wednesday 10 October 2018 Natalie Frankish, Policy and Engagement Manager (Scotland) at Genetic Alliance UK and speaker at the Progress Educational Trust's FREE-to-attend event 'Whose Genome Is It Anyway? Big Data and Your DNA', taking place in Edinburgh on the evening of Wednesday 10 October 2018 Professor Zosia Miedzybrodzka, Co-Director of the University of Aberdeen's Centre for Genome-Enabled Biology and Medicine and speaker at the Progress Educational Trust's FREE-to-attend event 'Whose Genome Is It Anyway? Big Data and Your DNA', taking place in Edinburgh on the evening of Wednesday 10 October 2018 Phil Booth, Coordinator of medConfidential and speaker at the Progress Educational Trust's FREE-to-attend event 'Whose Genome Is It Anyway? Big Data and Your DNA', taking place in Edinburgh on the evening of Wednesday 10 October 2018

A public event at the Royal Society of Edinburgh, produced by the Progress Educational Trust (PET) in partnership with Genomics England - the organisation established by the UK Government to deliver the 100,000 Genomes Project.
This event forms part of the Genomics Conversation, a programme of activities which involves the public and stakeholders in discussions about key issues in genomic medicine.
The event will be chaired by Professor John Mattick, with speakers including Dr Sarah Chan, Professor Zosia Miedzybrodzka, Natalie Frankish and Phil Booth.
Attendance is free, but advance booking is required. Book your place now by emailing sstarr@progress.org.uk
If tweeting about this event, please use the hashtag #PETgenomic
In the PET tradition, much of the event's running time will be devoted to letting the audience put questions and comments to the speakers.

SPEAKERS INCLUDE

Dr Sarah Chan Dr Sarah Chan, Principal Investigator at the University of Edinburgh's Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society and speaker at the Progress Educational Trust's FREE-to-attend event 'Whose Genome Is It Anyway? Big Data and Your DNA', taking place in Edinburgh on the evening of Wednesday 10 October 2018
Principal Investigator in the Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society at the University of Edinburgh's Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics
Member of Genomics England's Ethics Advisory Committee

Zosia MiedzybrodzkaProfessor Zosia Miedzybrodzka, Co-Director of the University of Aberdeen's Centre for Genome-Enabled Biology and Medicine and speaker at the Progress Educational Trust's FREE-to-attend event 'Whose Genome Is It Anyway? Big Data and Your DNA', taking place in Edinburgh on the evening of Wednesday 10 October 2018
Professor of Medical Genetics and Co-Director of the Centre for Genome-Enabled Biology and Medicine at the University of Aberdeen
Service Clinical Director and Consultant in Clinical Genetics at NHS Grampian

Natalie FrankishNatalie Frankish, Policy and Engagement Manager (Scotland) at Genetic Alliance UK and speaker at the Progress Educational Trust's FREE-to-attend event 'Whose Genome Is It Anyway? Big Data and Your DNA', taking place in Edinburgh on the evening of Wednesday 10 October 2018
Policy and Engagement Manager (Scotland) at Genetic Alliance UK and Rare Disease UK
Former Policy Officer at the Scottish Government

Phil BoothPhil Booth, Coordinator of medConfidential and speaker at the Progress Educational Trust's FREE-to-attend event 'Whose Genome Is It Anyway? Big Data and Your DNA', taking place in Edinburgh on the evening of Wednesday 10 October 2018
Coordinator of medConfidential
Campaigner for citizens' control of their personal data

CHAIR

Professor John Mattick Professor John Mattick, Chief Executive of Genomics England and chair of the Progress Educational Trust's FREE-to-attend event 'Whose Genome Is It Anyway? Big Data and Your DNA', taking place in Edinburgh on the evening of Wednesday 10 October 2018
Chief Executive of Genomics England
Research Fellow at the University of Oxford's Green Templeton College, and former Director of the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and of the Australian Genome Research Facility

PARTNERS AND SUPPORTERS

Genomics England, joint organiser of the Progress Educational Trust's FREE-to-attend event 'Whose Genome Is It Anyway? Big Data and Your DNA', taking place in Edinburgh on the evening of Wednesday 10 October 2018