Tuesday, May 4, 2021
16:00 - 20:00  
Genetics and Genomics Glossary
An Introductory Session
18:30 - 20:30

Nomenclature – Why is it important and what do I need to know?

Steven Harrison, PhD, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Cambridge, MA, USA

Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) – The Basics

Britta Weigelt, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA

Variant Interpretation – A User’s Guide

Clare Turnbull, MD, PhD, MFPH, Institute of Cancer Research, London, UK

Questions and Discussion

Polygenic Risk Score: What does it mean and what does it measure?

Paul Pharoah, BM, BCh, PhD, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

DNA Repair – A simple introduction to a complex world

Ralph Scully, MBBS, PhD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA

Questions and Discussion