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Immunogenomics of Disease: Accelerating to Patient Benefit

This conference aims to bring together scientists working in molecular immunology, functional genomics and immune-mediated disease genetics to showcase recent findings in the field of immunogenomics. It will also explore ways to implement the genetic discoveries to benefit patient health.
When Feb 05, 2019 08:05 AM to
Feb 07, 2019 06:05 PM
Where Wellcome Genome Campus, UK
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Our understanding of immune cell function has highly benefited from advances in next generation sequencing and the genetic characterisation of immune cells has become a powerful tool to understand adaptive and innate immunity. Genetic variants in host immune cells and cancer cells are being identified that prove pivotal in the elucidation of the susceptibility to various immune diseases and to the development of personalised treatment. To accelerate the translation of these discoveries into the clinic, we urgently need to improve our understanding of the molecular consequences of disease-associated variants, immunological processes and drug target discovery.

This year’s meeting will highlight the importance of high quality genomic data in understanding the cellular consequences of genetic variation in the innate and adaptive immune system. The meeting will focus on novel high-throughput approaches as well as recent findings from immune repertoire sequencing and population genetics studies. It will also emphasise the translation of genetic information into clinical routine to aid patient benefit.

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