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Webinar: Bioinformatics Basics: Variant Calling Using High-Throughput Sequencing Data

High-throughput (or, next-generation) sequencing data analysis requires a specialized biological and computational skillset. Scientists are required to work with large and complex files, program pipelines, use powerful computer hardware, and interpret results in a statistical context. While some analytical frameworks can be quite involved, several core steps are repeated among analyses. This webinar will describe …

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Webinar: Validation and Internal QC of Clinical NGS to Support an Accredited Diagnostic Workflow

Speaker: Dr. Kevin Balbi Head of Bioinformatics Sarah Cannon Molecular Diagnostics   In this webinar, Kevin Balbi, head of bioinformatics at Sarah Cannon Molecular Diagnostics, will discuss the validation of targeted sequencing panels on the Ion Torrent platform using Horizon Discovery’s Tru-Q controls. He will also discuss how those controls are being used for ongoing …

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The Genomics Era: the Future of Genetics in Medicine

This free online course will provide healthcare professionals with a basic grounding in genomic medicine. It will introduce you to new genomic technologies, which are revolutionising medicine and will, in time, provide the mainstay of patient diagnosis, treatment and disease prevention.

Clinical Bioinformatics: Unlocking Genomics in Healthcare

This free online course is aimed at current healthcare professionals, who are interested in learning more about the role of clinical bioinformatics and will also be applicable to people with an interest in the application of genomics in healthcare.

Case Study: Genetic Testing Lab Sees 25-Fold Scaleup with New Informatics System

This webinar offers a look at how an advanced genetics laboratory implemented and validated a commercial bioinformatics system to help scale its operations. William Kearns, founder of genetics testing lab AdvaGenix, will share his team’s experience as it sought to increase its testing throughput while maintaining high quality standards. After studying the time and cost …

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Genomic Medicine Lunch & Learn

Are you an NHS professional looking to advance your skills in Genomics?   Join us on Tuesday 26 June or Wednesday 27 June to find out more about our postgraduate courses and modules in Genomic Medicine at our informal Lunch and Learn talks. Our Genomics course follows a curriculum designed by Health Education England and …

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South East Genomics

Welcome to our new home

We have recently changed our name from the NHS London South Genomic Laboratory Hub to the NHS South East Genomic Laboratory HubWe think it better reflects the region we cover!

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With any Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) test ordered, a Record of Discussion (RoD) form will also need to be submitted. This document is to record the patient’s consent for genomic testing and their choice on taking part in research. Guidance on the patient choice conversation can be found here
 
This RoD form will be available for clinicians to download from this webpage. Once completed with the patient, it can be send to the lab with the corresponding test order form and sample.
Tests available to order will be listed in the National Genomic Test Directory. A test order form will soon be made available for clinicians on this webpage to download and complete. This form will include the address of the laboratory that the appropriate sample and completed form needs to be sent to.
 
Until the new Genomic Laboratory Service goes live, please continue to follow existing test order processes.
 
Later this year, the online test ordering tool for Whole Genome Sequencing will be integrated into the National Genomics Informatics System (NGIS) and clinicians will be able to search or filter to find a clinical indication, confirm eligibility criteria and start the test request process for their patient.