TrainingProfessional Training Collaborations 

Our professional training team work with a number of partner organisations to deliver a number of different training courses

Professional Training

Current Collaborations

The professional training team is working with a number of partner organisations to deliver training courses including: Life Technologies, AstraZeneca, Genomatrix, Illumina, Roche, Agilent, Fluidigm, National Research Ethics Service, National Genetics Reference Laboratories Manchester and Wessex, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and NW eHealth, University of Manchester.

Additionally we have collaborated with a number of other organisations for courses including the HIEC, National Genetics Education Development Centre, Centre for Integrated Genomic Research (The University of Manchester), UK DNA Banking Network (UniversityofManchester), Sigma, Corbett Research and Qiagen.

New training opportunities and partnerships are always sought therefore please contact Nowgen’s Professional Training Manager, Angela Davies or Kate Mulryan, Professional Training Officer if you would like to discuss this further.

Collaboration with National Research Ethics Service (NRES)

Nowgen has developed and delivered a course Genetic Research and the REC Review in partnership with the National Research Ethics Service (NRES). Members of RECs were trained in basic genetic concepts, the difference between genetic research and genetic clinical service and some of the key ethical issues raised by medical genetic research.

NRES is delighted to be working with Nowgen to develop training in the ethical dimensions of genetics research for research ethics committee members. The review of genetics research obviously requires knowledge in this area, and Nowgen, with its recognised expertise in genetics and teaching, is ideally placed to provide this”

Dr Hugh Davies
National Research Ethics Service (NRES)

“Speakers delivered their topics at a level to which lay members were able to comprehend - it was an excellent day”

 “I was very impressed by the way that the meeting was chaired and the excellent communication between all attendees and the panel”

Delegate comments
May 2010

Past Courses 

Practical Biobanking
Next Generation Sequencing Workshop
Molecular Genetics for Cytogeneticists (and Genetic Counsellors)
Bioinformatics for Cytogeneticists and Molecular Geneticists
Bioinformatics for Clinical Geneticists
Familial breast and bowel cancer study days
Genetics for Research Ethics Committee Members
An Introduction to Q-PCR
An Introduction to miRNA and siRNA
Newborn Screening for Midwives and Health Visitors
Genetics for Paediatricians
Breast and Bowel Cancer Risk Assessment.
Genetics for Oncology Pharmacists,
Pharmacogenetics Study Days
Economics of Genetic Technologies
Ethics and Law for the Genetics Community;
Communication Skills for Geneticists
The Human Tissue Act in Practice
Teacher workshop: Exciting Experiments and Dynamic Debates


Key Publications

AC Davies, K Dack, D Donnai, HR Middleton-Price. Professional Training for the New Era of Genetic Medicine. 2010. Eur J. Hum Genet. 18: Suppl 1;57. ESHG Conference,Gothenburg,Sweden June 2010
AC Davies, K Mulryan, D Donnai, HR Middleton-Price. Professional Training for the New Era of Genetic Medicine. 2010. . Med Genet. 47: Suppl 1: S119 BHGC Conference, Warwick, September 2010
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