Application of Whole Genome Sequencing Approaches to Cancer - Briefing Event & Webcast

Posted on: 10/10/2019

Briefing event & webcast to take place on 30th October covering the ISCF Challenge ‘Application of Whole Genome Sequencing Approaches to Cancer’.

Knowledge Transfer Network is hosting a briefing event and webcast on the ISCF Competition ‘Application of Whole Genome Sequencing Approaches to Cancer’ on Wednesday 30th October at the Hyatt Regency in Birmingham. The event will run from 9.30am to 5pm, with the webcast running from 10.30am to 1pm.


Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £5.4 million of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund as part of the Data to Early Diagnosis and Precision Medicine Challenge.


Applications can be made for both feasibility and collaborative projects lasting up to 18 months and with maximum eligible costs of £1m. The aim of this competition, which opened on 7 October and closes on 22 January is to support projects that use whole genome sequencing to analyse cancers. This can be through the manipulation of existing whole genome data, through the collection of new sequence data or through a combination of both.


Possible approaches include but are not limited to:

• the development of new analytical or reporting tools for clinical decision support
• the identification of molecular signatures that allow for new or improved targeting of therapies
• the identification of new therapeutic targets
• new genetic signatures that can be used clinically, such as markers that support repurposing of drugs or a personalised approach to patient management
• the comparative assessment of alternative assay methods in parallel with whole genome sequencing


Applications that apply other forms of genetic analysis, including gene panels or arrays, in isolation will not be eligible for funding.


If you are interest in learning more about this ISCF competition, register here to attend the briefing event that will be held in Birmingham on the 30th of October.


During the day a selected number of companies will pitch their offering before the audience: please complete the Expression of Interest during the registration process if you wish to be considered.


Not able to attend? This event will also be available via webcast and you can register to join online here.

Follow us on Slideshare to find the slides from all KTN webcasts.


You can view the full competition page here.


30th October Birmingham event – please click here to register.

30th October Webcast – please click here to register.

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