Only 10 years ago it would have taken 13 years and cost $3 billion to sequence the human genome. Today a human genome can be sequenced in hours and it costs roughly $1000.
We’re living through a revolution in cancer research. Bioinformatics is making it possible to decode the genetic changes at the heart of cancer faster than ever before, unlocking the knowledge we need to save lives.
In my role as Board Member of the Catalyst Club , part of Cancer Research, UK, I would like to invite you to join me this evening (Thursday 13th February 2014). The evening will start at 6.30pm with drinks and canapés, followed by speeches at 7pm from Cancer Research UK’s Chief Scientist Professor Nic Jones and bioinformatician Dr Max Salm from Cancer Research UK’s London Research Institute. They will give you an exclusive insight into how bioinformatics is making it possible to decode the genetic changes at the heart of cancer faster than ever before, enabling our scientists to unlock the knowledge we need to save lives.
The evening will be held from 6.30pm at Eight Members Club, 1 Change Alley, London, EC3V 3ND.
Its not too late to register here to hear first-hand how bioinformatics is transforming our understanding of cancer.
Board Member, The Catalyst Club
*Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary field that develops and improves on methods for storing, retrieving, organising and analysing biological data. A major activity in bioinformatics is to develop software tools to generate useful biological knowledge.