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The Festival of Genomics & Biodata

January 11 - January 15

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Start 2021 on a brighter note by attending the world’s most exciting and vibrant genomics and biodata event!

Join us for an incredible online experience, a crossroads for the entire genomics and biodata ecosystems to discover, meet, learn, have fun and celebrate.

Building on its status as the UK’s largest genomics and biodata event, the 2021 Festival will open its doors to a truly global audience of 5,000+ attendees.

Driven by our social mission to deliver the benefits of genomics to patients faster, the Festival is free to attend for around 90% of our audience. Expect inspirational talks, entertaining speakers, cutting-edge content and powerful networking experiences.

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5000+ Global Attendees

An incomparable event for the entire genomics ecosystem to come together and help shape the future of precision medicine.

50+ Sponsors & Exhibitors

A 100% digital event delivering the world’s first truly global genomics experience and vibrant networking formats.

200+ Speakers

“Woodstock for Genomics” – Hear directly and learn from the rock stars of the industry, plus a commitment to equal gender representation among speakers.


Where the entire genomics and biodata ecosystems come together

The Festival brings healthcare, research, pharma, technology, government, investors, patient groups & others together in a unique, collaborative digital environment.

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Covering the entire genomics and biodata life-cycle

The Festival spans everything from sample collection and preparation, through sequencing and genomic data analysis, to the integration of phenotypic and other biodata to make meaningful research and clinical decisions.


The UK’s largest genomics event goes global!

Taking the Festival digital means, for the first time, we can welcome attendees from across the world. The UK’s largest genomics & biodata event is now set to become the world’s largest!


Hear from the Rockstars of Genomics!

This year’s speaker line-up is our best and most diverse ever, featuring incredible case studies and speakers, and a world-beating line-up of keynote speakers. All available on demand after the event.


Registration is free for end users

In line with our social mission, you can participate in the Festival for free if you work in academia, drug discovery/development or healthcare (including NHS workers).


Creating meaningful change for patients

The ultimate focus of the Festival is our social mission: to deliver the benefits of genomics to patients faster. Everything that happens at the Festival is designed to make that happen.



Heidi Rehm

Chief Genomics Officer
Massachusetts General Hospital

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Eric Topol

Founder and Director
Scripps Research Translational Institute

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Aleks Rajkovic

Chief Genomics Officer
UCSF Health


Dame Sue Hill

Chief Scientific Officer
NHS England

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Angela Douglas

Deputy CSO
NHS England


Mark Effingham

Deputy CEO
UK BioBank


Eric Green

National Human Genome Research Institute

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Ting Wu

Professor, Department of Genetics
Harvard Medical School

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Gillian Leng

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

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Lord Bethell of Romford

Minister of Innovation
Department of Health and Social Care

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Sir John Bell

Regius Professor of Medicine
University of Oxford

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Jennifer Fogarty

Chief Scientist, NASA Human Research Programme


January 11
January 15
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