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Genomics in Drug Discovery & Development - Webinar 1: Leveraging genetics & genomics for drug discovery

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Despite an increase in investment into R&D from biopharma companies, only 5-10% of drugs that enter early-stage clinical trials ever reach the patient. With studies showing that drug targets that have genetic support are more likely to get approved, genetics and genomics are playing an increasing role in the pharmaceutical hunt for the next era of drugs.

Join us for this unique 3-part series, as we explore the role genetics and genomics is playing in modern drug discovery and how we can better leverage ever-improving technologies for maximum benefit.

Webinar 1: Leveraging genetics and genomics for drug discovery and development.

13th May, 3pm BST/ 4pm CET/ 10am EST

This webinar will focus on the role genetics and genomics is playing in modern drug discovery and how biopharma is approaching genomics-led drug discovery and development across the pipeline, how processes are being improved, and what this could mean going forward.

Target genome analysis without PCR using long and short read technology – Edward Oakeley, Associate Director of Genomics, Novartis

Phenome-wide mendelian randomization in 2 minutes using big query data lake – Clement Chatelain, Team Leader, Computational Biology, Sanofi

Accelerate Drug Discovery & Development with True Resolution – Stephen Hague, Senior Science and Technology Advisor, 10x Genomics

Webinar 2: Functional Genomics tools for target ID & validation (discussion)

20th May, 3pm BST/ 4pm CET/ 10am EST

Functional genomics presents a huge opportunity to understand the targetable genome and how this can be leveraged for drug discovery. This webinar will discuss the different technologies that biopharma is leveraging for functional genomics studies, evaluate their limitations and future directions.

Keynote: Integrating Machine Learning and Functional Genomics to decipher the language of the cell – Kim Branson, SVP, Global Head of Artificial intelligence and Machine Learning, GSK


Davide Gianni, Director, Functional Genomics, AstraZeneca

Stephen Hague, Senior Science and Technology Advisor, 10x Genomics

Lisa Mohamet, Global Head Translational In vitro Models, GSK

Eric Chow, Director, UCSF Centre for Advanced Technology

Webinar 3: Coupling genomic data with diverse datasets

27th May, 3pm BST/ 4pm CET/ 10am EST

While genetics and genomics present a huge opportunity for drug discovery, the increasing ability and ease to capture multi-omics data, or couple “omics” data with imaging data, present a huge opportunity to translate findings into targets.

This webinar will present the opportunities to leverage diverse data for drug target discovery, address the challenges of this at scale, and present opportunities for future developments.

From Variant to Function - Multi-omics approach – Nikolina Nakic, Director, Computational Biology, GSK

A new molecular classification to drive precision treatment strategies in primary Sjögren’s syndrome – Perrine Soret, Project Leader in Biomarker Statistics, Servier

Transform the ability to characterize human disease and drug targeting through multi omics – Stephen Hague, Senior Science and Technology Advisor, 10x Genomics

Hosted by

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    Ollie de Jong Front Line Genomics

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    Clement Chatelain

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    Stephen Hague

Front Line Genomics

Delivering the Benefits of Genomics to Patients Faster

Front Line Genomics is a genomics-focused media company, with a social mission to deliver the benefits of genomics to patients faster. We organise the Festival of Genomics, digital events and webinars. We also produce reports and operate a content-rich website.