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Genomics for Dermatology Virtual Course

November 25 2020 - November 27 2020

This course is designed to provide an introduction to human genetics and the genomic approaches used currently to understand disease mechanisms for those working in dermatology and skin biology.

Topics will include:

  • Introduction to genetics and genomics
  • Variation in the human genome
  • Epigenetics
  • Monogenic skin diseases
  • Bioinformatic approaches to GWAS datasets
  • State-of-the-art technologies such as single cell transcriptomics
  • Molecular mechanisms and therapeutics in genetic skin disease

The discussion-based course is aimed at clinical dermatologists and skin biology researchers including those in training. The course is endorsed by The British Association of Dermatologists, Dermatology and Genetic Medicine (BADGEM).

The application deadline for this course is 20th October 2020, please see the Wellcome Genome Campus website for more information.


November 25 2020
November 27 2020
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United Kingdom
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.