We think the Festival of Genomics & Biodata is the world’s best genomics & biodata event. After 15 Festivals, we would say that. But don’t take our word for it. Here’s what previous attendees had to say…

I am a clinical geneticist practicing in the US and this was my first Festival. I found it absolutely informative, useful and inspiring. It helped me to understand how to better communicate with my colleagues and scientists and I fully endorse it. Furthermore, the value gained can help to develop new partnerships, research programs and clinical services.

Paul Psychogios, Chief of Genetics, Dayton Children’s Hospital

The Festival of Genomics & Biodata was a fantastic way to keep up with EVERYTHING new in the field!

David Bick, Chief Medical Officer and Faculty Investigator, HudsonAlpha Institute

It was seamless from a presenter’s standpoint.

Stephen Kingsmore, President/CEO, Rady's Children's Institute For Genomics Medicine

It was really great opportunity for me to attend the Festival of Genomics and Biodata. The one annual event that everyone in genomics needs to attend. Thank you!

Lakshmi Sunkara, , Veterinary Molecular Microbiologist, Clemson University

As scientists we have a duty to present and share our work with our community. The Festival is an excellent way to interact with our friends and colleagues, both in academia and industry, a gateway to disseminate and learn about new ideas and approaches, and an opportunity to explore new breakthroughs and collaborations. We all work in the exciting field of genomics and it is a pleasure and a privilege to be part of this great community!

Jeanette McCarthy, Adjunct Associate Professor, Duke University Adjunct

It is pretty evident that the Festival is the most forward-thinking genetics/genomics festival out there and I am incredibly excited to share ideas with such a tremendous list of presenters and attendees.

Brian Piening, Principle Investigator Snyder Lab, Stanford

I greatly appreciated the presence of many great expert speakers both from industry and academia, presenting cutting-edge science and their opinions on a broad range of subjects. Enlightening!

Marc Creus, Group Leader, University of Basel

Judging from the program and participants at previous editions, this is clearly an event with one of the most impressive cast of scientists, genome biologists, and clinical genomicists under one roof.

Lawrence Mensah, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Chemical Engineering, The Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

An event that no biomedical researcher should miss. Super interesting talks from which you learn a lot. You have the opportunity to establish contact with other groups and companies that can help you in your daily work; from that, new ideas could be born on how to help patients.

Estefanía García, Fundación MEDINA

The Festival of Genomics has become the de facto venue in the world of genomics for clinical meets academic meets industry. A great place to catch up with lots of old colleagues and collaborators

Clare Turnbull, Professor of Medical Genomics, 100,000 Genomes Project Clinical Cancer Genomics Lead, and Senior Researcher, Queen Mary University of London, Genomics England and the Institute of Cancer Research

I have enjoyed several talks from the conference! Great speakers and comprehensive schedule, including diverse topics and a combination of academy and industry!

Vanessa Vermeirssen, Principal Investigator, UGent

Thank you to the whole team for this phenomenal conference. I’ve been attending every year since its start and it has never failed to make me feel proud for belonging to the genomics community

Mary Alikian, Principal Clinical Scientist, West Midlands Regional Genetics Laboratory

The Festival of Genomics & Biodata is an event that I look forward to attending and speaking at every year…

Sue Hill, Chief Scientific Officer, NHS England

The conference was full of topical, high impact and interesting talks.

Dr Michael Quail, Principal Scientific Manager, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

For me, it was like a much-awaited shower of fresh information and deep insights! I was quite impressed by the all the areas of genomics it tried to bring together – exciting new research, progress on cutting-edge industry techniques, perspective from the medical staff, patient involvement, integration of research into interpretation and care, how to find a start-up and seek support and funding...all of it. For me it added so much context to what I do as a bioinformatician and excited me a lot about the future. It feels good to be in such a rapidly progressing field!

Nishita Thota, Bioinformatician, Genomics England

FOG brings together various stakeholders in the field of genomics in an open, accessible setting that encourages interaction, connection and cross-fertilization of ideas.

Prashant Mali, Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, University of California, San Diego

The festival presents a great opportunity for the scientific community and enthusiasts to discuss the state-of-the-art in genomics, the role of data science in biology and the significant role data-driven genomics will have in personalized healthcare in the near future.

Anshul Kundaje, Assistant Professor, Stanford University

The line-up of speakers was excellent and the diversity of the talks - from tools to applications to policy - was pretty much everything I could have hoped for! Great to see academia, industry, healthcare sector and policy makers come together to present and discuss how we can use genomics to the benefit of human health.

Aino Järvelin, Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Oxford

In one word, the Festival of Genomics was excellent. Speakers, presentations and time slots (timing) were all excellent. I’ve enjoyed, appreciated and got value from my Festival experience both face- to-face (2020) and virtual (2021). Thank you very very much!!!

Basak Celtikci, Assistant Professor, Hacettepe University Hospital

A must attend conference about genomics, on both new technologies and research sides. Thank you very much for having organized this event and keep doing it in future!

Francesco Gualdi, Pre-Doctoral, Pompeu Fabra University

These last four days were packed with the most relevant and current topics for a broad audience interested in keeping up with the latest in genomics and its clinical implementation. I learned a lot and look forward to the next event!

Samantha Hasenleithner, Researcher, Medical University of Graz

A great event, filled with detailed cutting-edge research out-put and great speakers, offering a unique balance between bench to bedside research and industrial applications.

Isatou Sarr, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

This is my 4th Festival of Genomics and as always I am amazed by the quality.

Malwina Prater, Bioinformatician, University of Cambridge