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The NIHR BioResource Scientific Conference takes place on Wednesday 19 June 2024, from 9:30am to 12:30pm. This online  event is free to attend and showcases a range of research made possible using NIHR BioResource infrastructure and access to samples, data and volunteer recall.

We will showcase a variety of cutting-edge academic and industry-led translational research (see speaker details below) across a range of disease areas, including the role our infrastructure plays in accessing data, samples and participant recall by genotype and/or phenotype.

Join us to learn how the NIHR BioResource can support your experimental medicine research or early phase clinical trial and take your research from bench to bedside.

Along with opening remarks from Dr. Gail Marzetti, Director of Science, Research and Evidence at the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC),  we're delighted to announce the following speakers and agenda for the event:

09:30: Welcome from the BioResource

9:35 - 9:45: Dr. Gail Marzetti - Director of Science, Research and Evidence at the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) - Introduction

9:45 - 10:05: Christina Stankey - The Francis Crick Institute - From genetic associations to disease mechanisms in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

10:05 - 10:25: Dr. Paul Lyons - University of Cambridge - Chronic inflammation, disrupted iron homeostasis, stress erythropoiesis and 'long' COVID

10:25 - 10:45: Dr. Luiza Campos - University College London - Integrating genetic and deep phenotype data to better understand inborn errors of immunity

10:45 - 11:00: Break!

11:00 - 11:20: Dr. Christian Selinger - Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust - Examining family planning in patients with IBD

11:20 - 11:40: Md. Shafiqur Rahman - University of Cambridge - Dynamics of cognitive variability with age and its genetic underpinning in NIHR BioResource Genes and Cognition cohort participants

11:40 - 12:00: Dr. Clare Palmer - IESO Health - The role of technology in transforming mental healthcare

12:00 - 12:30: Dr. Nathalie Kingston - Director, NIHR BioResource - Closing remarks and next steps

Frequently Asked Questions

The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) BioResource is a recallable resource of over 270,000 volunteers, with and without health conditions, who have agreed to take part in health research. Participants donate a biological sample, provide health and lifestyle information, and consent for us to access their health records. They are also willing to be contacted based on their phenotype and/or genotype to take part in further research studies and early-phase clinical trials.
Academic or Industry researchers can apply to the NIHR BioResource to access data, samples and/or participant recall to support their research. The NIHR BioResource is one of four key infrastructures supporting population-level genomic projects in the Life Sciences Industrial Strategy.
Our national coordinating centre is in Cambridge, with a further 18 regional BioResource Centres, based at corresponding NIHIR Biomedical Research Centres (BRC) across England: Birmingham, Cambridge, Exeter, Leeds, Leicester, Barts, GOSH, Imperial, Maudsley, Moorfields, UCLH, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Oxford, Oxford Health, Sheffield, and Southampton.
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Anyone is welcome to attend but primarily the event is aimed at academic, industry or NHS researchers who would benefit from access to clinical and genetic data, biosamples and/or the ability to identify and recall specific individuals based on genotype and/or phenotype.
Yes. This online event is free to attend for everyone. Please register using this link.
The information you provide upon registration will be used to establish you as a user on the platform and to create your login credentials. The data collected will only be used for the purpose of this event and informing you of BioResource events in the future. It will not be shared with any third parties