Launch event for Nowgen's Bioinformatics training suite and teaching and demonstration laboratory on 21 July

Nowgen is holding an event to launch Nowgen’s Bioinformatics training suite and Teaching and demonstration laboratory on Thursday 21 July at 8:30am.
There are welcome presentations followed by demonstrations in the suite and laboratory.

With 20 high-performance PCs, Nowgen’s bioinformatics suite is ideal for delivering training based on processing next generation sequencing datasets and other memory intensive tasks. Nowgen runs courses in molecular biology techniques in the teaching and demonstration laboratory.  

Nowgen is a centre of excellence in public engagement, education and professional training, part of the NIHR Manchester Biomedical Research Centre, and collaborates with the National Genetics Reference Laboratory Manchester to deliver bioinformatics training. Nowgen has a growing reputation for the training of health professionals, university researchers and members of the pharmaceutical industry in new biomedical science.


08:40 – 9:15    Welcome talks:

Nowgen’s Professional training programme
Dr Angela Davies, Professional Training Manager, Nowgen

The University of Manchester and Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust working together to solve bioinformatics challenges
Professor Andy Brass, Bio-health Informatics, The University of Manchester 

The growing importance of bioinformatics in genetic medicine
Dr Rob Elles, Clinical Director and Business Development and External Affairs Manager, Genetic Medicine, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

From 09:15 – 10:30

Demonstrations in Nowgen’s new state-of-the-art Bioinformatics training suite – with Genomatix and Oxford Gene Technology

Presentations on courses run in Nowgen’s Teaching and demonstration laboratory – with Life Technologies                    

To reserve a place:  Email or Tel: 0161 276 5956

For any queries about the event:  Email

The Nowgen Centre                                       
29 Grafton Street                                         
Manchester, M13 9WU                                    
T: 0161 276 5956        

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