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EI Innovate: genomics data to advance bioscience

Developing solutions to global issues with EI’s advanced capabilities and expertise in genomics and bioinformatics - improving global food security, environmental management, conservation, health and wellbeing.

Event date:

13 November 2019


10h00 - 16h30


Earlham Institute

Registration deadline:

31 October 2019



About the event.

This event will showcase our capabilities and expertise in genomics, bioinformatics, synthetic biology, crop phenotyping, and high-performance computing.

This expertise allows us to understand complex biological systems in plants and animals and their interaction with the environment, which can help to develop solutions to industrial challenges in global food security, improving human, animal and plant health, and aid conservation.

We work with a number of academic and private organisations across the agriculture, food and health sectors, as well as charities and other organisations involved in conservation and protection of biodiversity.

This event will help you to fully understand the opportunities for collaboration with EI, and how engaging with our science and services can be of benefit to you and your organisation.

Offering talks, networking, discussion groups and tours, the event will improve awareness of the full range of our research and capabilities, and how these can be accessed.

Target audience

We welcome individuals from organisations engaged with:

  • research utilising genomics, bioinformatics, high performance computing and statistics applied to biological systems;
  • deploying bioinformatics, data analysis, and machine learning techniques that utilise genomics data;
  • repositories of biologic materials and gene banks, botanical gardens and zoos;
  • the agri-food supply chain and biotech sector;
  • developing lab instrumentation, tools, products, and services for bioinformatics, genomics, and data analysis and integration;
  • protection of biodiversity and conservation;
  • medical diagnostic, digital healthcare, precision medicine;
  • bioprospecting;
  • investment, plus public funders and government bodies investing in research and innovation in life sciences and adjacent technologies.


13 November 2019

**Please note that this programme is tentative and may be subject to change. More details will be added over the coming months.**

09:30 - 10:00Registration opens (Coffee and networking)
10:00 - 10:10Welcome
10:10 - 10:30Earlham Institute: Science Strategy, Platforms and Capabilities
10:30 - 10:50Kew: Exploring the Genomics, Traits and Uses of Plant and Fungal Diversity - Professor Alexandre Antonelli
10:50 - 11:10Natural History Museum: Global challenges addressed through natural history collections past, present and future - Dr Tim Littlewood
11:10 - 11:40Networking break with refreshments
11:40 - 12:30Earlham Institute: science showcase
12:30 - 13:30Lunch and poster session / tours of EI labs
13:30 - 15:00Breakout sessions
15:00 - 15:30Networking break with refreshments
15:30 - 15:50Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ltd: Keynote talk - Clive Brown
15:50 - 16:10Earlham Institute: Conservation and Food Security - Professor Federica Di Palma
16:10 - 16:20Closing remarks from Dr Liliya Serazetdinova
16:20 - 17:00Networking and refreshments
17:00Close of event

Have any questions?

We'll be happy to support you however you need, just get in touch with our organising team.

EI Training team, training@earlham.ac.uk

Address and map.

Earlham Institute
Norwich Research Park
Norwich, Norfolk