CRT Genomics Industry Day – 1st Dec 2021, Hardiman Hotel, Galway

The CRT is organizing an Industry day  – the event, which is planned as an in-person meeting,  will involve presentations, panel discussions and industry stands. It will take place on 1st December 2021 at the Hardiman Hotel, Eyre Square in Galway
This event aims to:
  1. inform our PhD students of career options and prospects in the genomics industry.
  2. create an opportunity for our PhD students and PIs to network with industry.
  3. define new opportunities for collaborations in genomics between industry and academia.
  4. identify the skills needs/shortages for the development of the genomics industry in Ireland.
  5. provide a forum to discuss national policy initiatives that could promote the development of genomics in Ireland.


Planned activities:

1.      Networking – company stands to provide opportunities for students and PIs to browse and discuss the research activities and interests of companies and learn about careers in industry – it may also help companies to identify potential future recruits.

2.      Careers in the genomics industry and the skillsets they require – presentations by genomics scientists working in industry, and/or significant employers of genomics data scientists in Ireland.

3.      Policies that would help grow the Irish genomics industry – presentations by  key stakeholders (e.g. industry, government, academia, patient/charity) followed by chaired discussion then opening up to floor.


To register to attend the event

For Industry personnel please register using this form

For CRT students and PIs please register using this form

For Charities and Patients representatives please use this form


Draft Programme 

Skills requirements
10.00- 11.00 Registration and coffee and Industry stand setup
11.00 – 11.10 Welcome by CRT Director Cathal Seoighe
11.10-11.50 KEYNOTE: Sir Mark Cauflield, CEO of Barts Life Sciences and former Chief Scientist for Genomics England (online)
11.50- 12.00 Industry talk 1 TBC
12.00- 12.10 Industry talk 2 – TBC
12.10-12.20 Industry talk 3 – MSD Animal Health – Data Labs
12.20-12.30 Industry talk 4 –  Roche
12.30- 13.00 Chaired panel discussion to identify & highlight common themes in terms of industry skills requirements
13.00- 14.30 Lunch & networking at Industry stands
Future development of Genomics in Ireland
14.30 – 15.10 KEYNOTE speaker Aedin Culhane, Professor of Cancer Genomics at the University of Limerick
15.10- 15.20 How genomics should be developed in Ireland – Patient Representative  Les Martin
15.20-15.30 How genomics should be developed in Ireland– Charities Representative  –  Dr Avril Keenan CEO Health Research Charities Ireland (HRCI)
15.30-15.40 How genomics should be developed in Ireland –Patient Organization representative – TBC
15.40-15.50 How genomics should be developed in Ireland –Clinical Representative  –  Maeve Lowry – Professor of Translational Cancer Medicine and Chairperson of the Cancer Molecular Diagnostics Advisory Group of the National Cancer Control Program (NCCP).
15.50-16.20 Coffee break and networking
16.20- 16.30 How genomics should be developed in Ireland – Industry Representative 1  – Roche
16.30-16.40 How genomics should be developed in Ireland – Industry Representative 2 TBC
16.40-17.00 How genomics should be developed in Ireland –Academic Representative -Gianpiero Cavalleri RCSI
17.00- 17.30 Panel discussion
17.30- 17.40 Closing remarks


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