This course provides interactive training in current molecular methods for cancer diagnosis.


The course consists of a series of laboratory-demonstrations and hands-on computer-based sessions covering current diagnostic methodologies and live hands-on training in bioinformatic tools for analysis of DNA sequencing. In addition, the course will host a number of leading national and international speakers who will give seminars on the molecular pathology of a several common cancers, such as breast, colorectal, leukaemia, familial cancers and others. The programme will also include talks and demonstrations of next generation sequencing platforms (including the latest developments in genomic technologies) as well as discussions on the ethical, societal and practical implications of introducing genome-wide genetic analyses to the clinic.


  • Trainee pathologists
  • Haematologists
  • Clinical scientists in the field of molecular diagnosis


  • Mark Arends, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • James Brenton, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Rebecca Fitzgerald, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Anna Godfrey, Cambridge University Hospitals, UK
  • Hege Russnes, Oslo University Hospital, Norway

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  • 09:30 - 22/11/2021 to 16:30 - 26/11/2021
  • Cambridge, CB10 1SA, United Kingdom