A face to face course offering interactive training in current molecular methods for the diagnosis of cancer.


This joint initiative between the Wellcome Genome Campus and the Royal College of Pathologists focuses on the rapidly evolving field of genomics and molecular diagnosis of cancer.

The course consists of a series of practical, laboratory-based sessions covering current diagnostic methodologies, along with hands-on training in bioinformatics tools for analysis of DNA sequencing data. The programme also includes 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 genetic analyses to the clinic. Additionally, the course hosts leading national and international speakers providing seminars on the molecular pathology of several common cancers, such as breast, colorectal, leukaemia, familial cancers and others.

By the end of the course, participants will have sufficient knowledge of contemporary molecular methodologies applied to cancer diagnosis to become familiar with the dramatic changes in the practice of molecular pathology and haematology. They will also learn about the genomics of common cancers and how these can help guide diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of patients. Participants will also gain an understanding of the format of next generation sequencing data, and the use of analytical tools and publicly-available databases to interpret these data for patient diagnosis and prognosis. The course also hopes to inspire trainees to follow a career in genomic cancer medicine and research.


Trainee pathologists or haematologists, and clinical scientists


George Vassiliou
Anthony Bench
Bridget Manasse
Elli Papaemmanuil
Michael Quail
Naomi Park
Daniel Hodson
Mark Arends
Marc Tischkowitz
Rebecca Fitzgerald

For more information please email: [email protected]

  • 14:00 - 20/11/2022 to 13:00 - 25/11/2022
  • Wellcome Connecting Science, Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, CB10 1SA, United Kingdom