We think the Festival of Genomics & Biodata is the world’s best genomics & biodata event. After 15 Festivals, we would say that. But don’t take our word for it. Here’s what previous attendees had to say…

The Festival of Genomics & Biodata is an event that I look forward to attending and speaking at every year

Sue Hill, Chief Scientific Officer, NHS England

The management of the Festival of Genomics & Biodata was masterful. The ease of moving between multiple sessions and the ability to “catchup” on missed talks made this the most meaningful event I have ever attendedThank you for organising a fantastic event!

Judith Hornby, Managing Director, Centre for Proteomic and Genomics Research (South Africa)

The Festival of Genomics is always something I look forward to.

Mike Hubank, Scientific Director, NHS England Genomics Health Hub

It was seamless from a presenter’s standpoint.

Stephen Kingsmore, President/CEO, Rady's Children's Institute For Genomics Medicine

I did not make it to the talks, because I was too busy catching up with old friends, new friends, colleagues, collaborators and future leads. It was magical!

Kate Witkowska​​​​, Strategic Partnership Director, Genomics England

As scientists we have a duty to present and share our work with our community. The Festival is an excellent way to interact with our friends and colleagues, both in academia and industry, a gateway to disseminate and learn about new ideas and approaches, and an opportunity to explore new breakthroughs and collaborations. We all work in the exciting field of genomics and it is a pleasure and a privilege to be part of this great community!

Jeanette McCarthy, Adjunct Associate Professor, Duke University Adjunct

It was really great opportunity for me to attend the Festival of Genomics and Biodata. The one annual event that everyone in genomics needs to attend. Thank you!

Lakshmi Sunkara, , Veterinary Molecular Microbiologist, Clemson University

It is pretty evident that the Festival is the most forward-thinking genetics/genomics festival out there and I am incredibly excited to share ideas with such a tremendous list of presenters and attendees.

Brian Piening, Principle Investigator Snyder Lab, Stanford

Judging from the program and participants at previous editions, this is clearly an event with one of the most impressive cast of scientists, genome biologists, and clinical genomicists under one roof.

Lawrence Mensah, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Chemical Engineering, The Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

I greatly appreciated the presence of many great expert speakers both from industry and academia, presenting cutting-edge science and their opinions on a broad range of subjects. Enlightening!

Marc Creus, Group Leader, University of Basel

The Festival of Genomics has become the de facto venue in the world of genomics for clinical meets academic meets industry. A great place to catch up with lots of old colleagues and collaborators

Clare Turnbull, Professor of Medical Genomics, 100,000 Genomes Project Clinical Cancer Genomics Lead, and Senior Researcher, Queen Mary University of London, Genomics England and the Institute of Cancer Research

An event that no biomedical researcher should miss. Super interesting talks from which you learn a lot. You have the opportunity to establish contact with other groups and companies that can help you in your daily work; from that, new ideas could be born on how to help patients.

Estefanía García, Fundación MEDINA

Thank you to the whole team for this phenomenal conference. I’ve been attending every year since its start and it has never failed to make me feel proud for belonging to the genomics community

Mary Alikian, Principal Clinical Scientist, West Midlands Regional Genetics Laboratory

I have enjoyed several talks from the conference! Great speakers and comprehensive schedule, including diverse topics and a combination of academy and industry!

Vanessa Vermeirssen, Principal Investigator, UGent

The festival is a great place to celebrate the mysteries of the genome.

Brendan Keating, Assistant Professor, Depts of Surgery (Division of Transplantation) and Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania

The festival is a unique take on collaboration and discussion across the genomics field. I’m excited to network and interact on a larger scale than at other events.

Erica Ramos, Staff Genetic Counsellor, Illumina, Inc.

I’m excited to meet with people from all areas of the genomics community—researchers, patients, clinicians and more—to make connections and accelerate the implementation of precision medicine.

Mark Wanner, The Jackson Laboratory

A new and engaging way to bring people together from all disciplines and fields to solve the big problems for health and disease.

Birgitt Schuele, The Parkinson’s Institute

Innovative approach of the Festival makes it a unique venue rich with learning opportunities and networking.

Mehul Shah, Inova Translational Medicine Institute

I’m interested in this festival because this meeting encourages interdisciplinary collaborations to pursue a common goal of accelerating genomics based discovery and therapeutics development.

Ranjan Batra, Postdoctoral Fellow, UCSD

I am really glad and honoured to have being invited to participate in this festival. Last year, I had seen on my Twitter a feed about how the festival was. Sadly, it had already passed and I couldn’t participate, so I got really excited when I was invited to participate in a panel, especially because I can get to know top people in the field of genomics and share the efforts we are making in this field in my country.

Roselyn Lemus, Manager of Drug Development and Genomic Research, Landsteiner Scientific

I am honored to be a part of the Festival of Genomics, to help bring the clinical benefits of genomics and proteomics to patients and to advance the awareness and development of “omics” diagnostics and prognostics to improve healthcare for millions of patients worldwide.

Rhonda Rhyne, President, Prevencio

Last year’s attendee list included many people I admire in the field and I look forward to interacting with them all at this year’s event.

Mark dePristo, Head of Deep Learning for Genetics and Genomics, Google Brain Team

The Festival of Genomics & Biodata was a fantastic way to keep up with EVERYTHING new in the field!

David Bick, Chief Medical Officer and Faculty Investigator, HudsonAlpha Institute

The event was full of topical, high impact and interesting talks.

Dr Michael Quail, Principal Scientific Manager, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

For me, it was like a much-awaited shower of fresh information and deep insights! I was quite impressed by the all the areas of genomics it tried to bring together – exciting new research, progress on cutting-edge industry techniques, perspective from the medical staff, patient involvement, integration of research into interpretation and care, how to find a start-up and seek support and funding...all of it. For me it added so much context to what I do as a bioinformatician and excited me a lot about the future. It feels good to be in such a rapidly progressing field!

Nishita Thota, Bioinformatician, Genomics England

FOG brings together various stakeholders in the field of genomics in an open, accessible setting that encourages interaction, connection and cross-fertilization of ideas.

Prashant Mali, Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, University of California, San Diego

The festival presents a great opportunity for the scientific community and enthusiasts to discuss the state-of-the-art in genomics, the role of data science in biology and the significant role data-driven genomics will have in personalized healthcare in the near future.

Anshul Kundaje, Assistant Professor, Stanford University

The line-up of speakers was excellent and the diversity of the talks - from tools to applications to policy - was pretty much everything I could have hoped for! Great to see academia, industry, healthcare sector and policy makers come together to present and discuss how we can use genomics to the benefit of human health.

Aino Järvelin, Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Oxford

A must attend event about genomics, on both new technologies and research sides. Thank you very much for having organized this event and keep doing it in future!

Francesco Gualdi, Pre-Doctoral, Pompeu Fabra University

These last four days were packed with the most relevant and current topics for a broad audience interested in keeping up with the latest in genomics and its clinical implementation. I learned a lot and look forward to the next event!

Samantha Hasenleithner, Researcher, Medical University of Graz

A great event, filled with detailed cutting-edge research out-put and great speakers, offering a unique balance between bench to bedside research and industrial applications.

Isatou Sarr, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

This is my 4th Festival of Genomics and as always I am amazed by the quality.

Malwina Prater, Bioinformatician, University of Cambridge

I’ve participated in the Festival before, and found it was a fantastic forum for the dissemination of exciting genomic science to both the research and industry communities.

Silvana Konermann, Postdoctoral Fellow, Hsu Lab, Salk Institute for Biological Studies

When I saw the lineup and the spirit of the first of Festival of Genomics, I knew that it was going to be somehow different from existing events. I attended and had a great experience. I came back to Cincinnati Children’s more energized.

Kristen Sund, Point Person, Institutional Genomic Initiatives, Cincinnati Children's Hospital

It is pretty evident that the Festival is the most forward-thinking genetics/genomics festival out there and I am incredibly excited to share ideas with such a tremendous list of presenters and attendees.

Ted Goldstein, Research Associate, Center for Biomolecular Science & Engineering, UC Santa Cruz

…Honestly, I attend lots of meetings, but I haven't been nearly as enthusiastic as for the Festival of Genomics. What a sophisticated, but yet refreshing and sleek approach…

Alina Khromykh Inova Translational Medicine Institute

I have heard great things about the festival and its collaborative and community spirit, so I’m very happy to participate and have the opportunity to interact with fellow scientists and clinicians.

John Lamb, Director of Genetics, The Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation

This is a great way to make a connection with other individuals in the field and understand diverse perspectives on the future of this area of research.

James Christensen, CSO and SVP Research, Mirati Therapeutics

The festival can foster bringing likeminded people together in a relaxed yet stimulating atmosphere. Focusing on interactions via panel discussions, highlighting interests and experience will likely lead to new collaborative efforts. My particular interest is to expand my network of colleagues and support new engagements in drug and diagnostic developments routed in personalized medicine. 

Felix W. Frueh, Executive Partner, Opus Three LLC

The community that gathers at the Festival of Genomics represents a unique opportunity to build relationships, create collaborations, learn, and brainstorm potential solutions to the most important issues in biologic sciences and pharmaceutical industry.

Jamie Dananberg, CMO, UNITY Biotechnology

The festival exceeded my expectation this year in terms of content, volume and opportunity. It really showed the power of hard work and collaboration in the genomics space, especially in data management and knowledge sharing. The fruits of this labour were demonstrated in terms of real world patient benefits in the clinical and in influencing drug R & D programmes in the Pharmaceutical industry. I look forwards to next year's event. 

Anna Lobley, Exscientia

Thank you and all concerned for presenting a brilliant Festival; a true celebration of Genomics and Data

David Archer, British Society for Cell Biology

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to to attend the Festival of Genomics & Biodata 2021. It was amazing, and informative. Really, I was impressed like many of my colleagues with organization of the sessions and the entire festival events. I enjoyed attending this event and I am looking forward to participating in the future events

Eltahir Ali, Group Leader, Translational Medicine Informatics, Civil Hospital of Brescia, University of Brescia