The Festival of Genomics is a global experience, taking place throughout the year in London, San Diego and Boston. Now in its third year, the series has quickly earned a reputation in the industry for innovative experiences, field-defining discussions, and bringing together leading genomic stakeholders to drive academia, biopharma, and healthcare sectors forward.
The Festival of Genomics San Diego will present the very best insights and perspectives from those in West Coast genomics, with headline talks from Genentech Inc., Google, Human Longevity, Inc., J. Craig Venter Institute, Rady Children's Hospital, Stanford University, and University of California, San Diego.
“As an innovation hub, San Diego is a natural home for the Festival of Genomics,” said Helen Curl, Group Event Director at Front Line Genomics. “Stephen Kingsmore’s group is revolutionizing the use of whole genome sequencing at Rady Children’s Hospital. There is phenomenal sequencing and data work being done at Human Longevity. There is the relentless chase for scientific excellence at JCVI. Meanwhile, so many fantastic research institutes and tech companies in the area are pushing the ball forward. Our goal is to provide the best platform and forum to let the genomics community do what it does best – learn from each other, collaborate, and innovate.”
This year’s visit to San Diego will be covering four main themes across two days: Precision Therapies; Research and Development; Enabling Data and Personalizing Medicine.
“We welcome the Festival of Genomics back to our home town of San Diego,” said Joe Panetta, president and CEO of San Diego-headquartered Biocom, California’s largest state-wide life science trade association. “San Diego is at the epicenter of today’s fast-growing genomics industry. We are a city where the global pioneers of genetic research have converged with top academic institutions and a culture of entrepreneurship to push boundaries of DNA-driven medicines, diagnostics, and technologies.”
“It all sprang from talent,” added Panetta. “San Diego is known for having more molecular biology Ph.D.’s per capita than any city in the country. From the University of California, San Diego, to the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and the Scripps Research Institute, we have developed a large, scientifically trained workforce focused on DNA sequencing and DNA-related activities.”
“There’s an impressive amount of research related to computational biology, CRISPR, synthetic biology, and single cell sequencing happening in this region,” said Sara Radcliffe, President and Chief Executive Officer of California Life Sciences Association, a public policy advocacy and business leadership trade association representing the life sciences sector. “This gathering is a great opportunity to draw attention to San Diego as the dominant center of personalized medicine and genomics research, and highlight the trailblazing achievements in healthcare innovation out here on the West Coast; from understanding how genomics can best be used to develop better drugs and diagnostics, through to leveraging those advances to make precision medicine a reality and transform clinical care.”
New to the 2017 Festival is the ‘Launch Pad Zone’ dedicated to up-and-coming start-up companies offering potentially disruptive technologies. As well as having the opportunity to talk face to face with new and established tech companies, attendees can also take part in ‘Lunch & Learn’ sessions this year. These are a series of ten minute presentations given by leading genomic organizations in the field.
To register for Festival of Genomics 2017 San Diego, book a booth, or learn about the various meeting access options, please visit: Festivalofgenomicssandiego.com/register
To learn about available sponsorship opportunities, please visit: Festivalofgenomicssandiego.com/exhibit-sponsor
For media registration, please visit: Festivalofgenomicssandiego.com/media-hub/press-registration
About Front Line Genomics
At Front Line Genomics our mission is to help deliver the benefits of genomics faster. Through our website, our magazine and the Festivals of Genomics, we support scientists, clinicians, business/research leaders and officials, from academia, research institutes, industry, healthcare and government organizations to realize the true potential of genomic medicine.