Festival of Genomics 2018: The Survival Guide
The Festival of Genomics London is right around the corner, so before you descend upon the ExCeL Centre next Tuesday, be sure to check out our Festival survival guide, giving you all the latest tips to help you get the most out of the event. But, before you get started, now is a great time to remind you that you can still sign up for your free place, trust me this really isn’t to be missed. If you’re already registered, make sure you check our handy guide to this year’s themes, and some of our top picks from the agenda.
If you really can’t wait for Tuesday, then I would suggest downloading our app to read up on all the latest information relating to the event,
Want to get your hands on it? It’s so simple, go to your device app store and download CrowdCompass Attendee Hub, and search for ‘Festival of Genomics’.
The Overground is highlighted in orange on the Tube map. The DLR (the best way to access the ExCeL) can be connected from multiple Overground lines such as Stratford, Canada Water, and Shadwell. It’s also possible to join the Overground and travel to ExCeL London from Euston station.
The Docklands Light Railway (known as the DLR) is part of the London Underground network. DLR run 12 trains an hour to Beckton. ExCeL London is located in Zone 3 and trains pull up at a covered walkway leaving visitors with less than a two minute walk to the entrance. Alight at Prince Regent for the east entrance where the Festival is located.
As with any of our festivals the latest science and innovation made available to you, whether it be through speaker sessions, or the exhibitors themselves, is top notch. This year we are presenting you with the following four themes: drug development, genomics in the clinic, enabling data, and CRISPR. We have gathered together some of the most influential people within the field to talk to you about just these, whether it be Anna Middleton from Wellcome Campus, or Sir Malcolm Grant from the NHS, there is no doubt that you will leave day two with a new found knowledge after hearing from our speakers.
Fancy a challenge? Then this is the perfect time to get involved in the pipette wars competition, testing just how quickly you can pipette. Sponsored by Eppendorf, with their epMotion 5050, there are plenty of prizes up for grabs and it’s sure to be a highlight of the festival.
Our Tree of Life returns this year, giving you the opportunity to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the festival floor. Likewise, if you want to take in some science knowledge but in a relaxed way, you need to get yourself to the Live Lounge. It is here you’ll be able to hear bite sized insights into some of the latest innovative technologies and providers from range of leading solution providers. Also, back by popular demand is the Graffiti Wall. This will be sure to create a great space for budding artists to leave their mark, so be sure to grab some paint and make your voice heard.
I’m hoping with the cover we have put together for our London Festival special edition issue, you won’t miss it when you have a peek into your delegate bag. We wanted to celebrate the work of the genomics effort within Europe, and specifically London for this one, so I do hope you enjoy it. Inside most of the contributors are speaking at the Festival, and to find out where you need to be and when, check out the fold-out cover which will give you all the details, as well as provide you with a floor plan and what you can expect from each section of the exhibition floor. Why not have a relaxed sit-down at the Tree of Life and have a browse?
The Front Line Genomics team will be gathering a group of people and heading for a couple of drinks on Tuesday 30th, and you’re all very welcome to join. Make sure you grab one of us on the exhibition floor, or send Megan an e-mail for more details!
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