West of England Genomic Medicine Centre

 

About us

At the end of 2015 the West of England region was successfully awarded the status of being a national Genomic Medicine Centre.  The West of England Genomic Medicine Centre (WEGMC) has been set up with the aim to provide a Genomic Medicine Centre (GMC) service to the population in Bristol and parts of Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire. It is part of the Government’s 100,000 Genomes Project.  The centre is formed via a collaboration of 20 different organisations who came together to support the bid to develop the centre and will continue to work together to deliver the aims of the 100,000 Genomes Project in our region.

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 Launch Event – Register now

WE GMC is proud to announce its launch event is open for registrations. The event will be held on 26th September at Southmead Hospital, North Bristol. Professor Sue Hill will be delivering a key note speech and the event will include an afternoon of interactive workshop sessions. Don’t worry however if you can’t make it to Southmead the WE GMC core team will be going on a “Roadshow” after the event and have stands planned in hospitals across the region to promote the launch. For an event agenda and more details on the roadshow please click below

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 100,000 Genomes Project

The project will sequence 100,000 genomes from around 70,000 people. Participants are NHS patients with a rare disease, plus their families, and patients with cancer. The aim is to create a new genomic medicine service for the NHS – transforming the way people are cared for. Patients may be offered a diagnosis where there wasn’t one before. In time, there is the potential of new and more effective treatments.

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MSc Applications Open

Health Education Englands’s Genomics Education Programme (GEP) is now accepting applications for funded places on the Master’s in Genomic Medicine course and individual modules of continuing professional and personal development (CPPD) for the coming academic year – don’t miss out on this opportunity.

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 First patients recruited to WEGMC

We are thrilled to announce that the first rare disease patients in the West of England region have been enrolled in the 100,000 Genomes Project.

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