Translating Genomics in Oncology 2020

Date: Monday 12th October, 2020
Time: 10:00 - 14:30
Virtual event

The CRUK Cambridge Centre’s Onco-Innovation Programme, jointly with the Early Detection Programme and University Enterprise Zone are launching an exciting virtual event and online multidisciplinary challenge on Monday 12th October, which features the opportunity to win amazing prizes and develop collaborative research.

The event entitled Translating Genomics in Oncology 2020 (TGIO) takes place from 10:00 - 14:30 BST and aims to increase awareness of entrepreneurship opportunities in Cambridge related to genomics in oncology, and foster multidisciplinary collaboration to solve key challenges across the entire patient pathway from risk prediction to treatment monitoring.

We are encouraging participation from researchers involved across all relevant disciplines, including clinical, biological, mathematical, and computational sciences to name a few. Please click here to register and to find out more details.

Come and hear from our speakers discussing the challenges of translation, funding opportunities and routes for translation, clinical considerations, and experiences from their own translational journey. Our expert panel will also be on hand to offer their top tips for commercialisation and answer your questions.

Challenge Launch

Supported by the University Enterprise Zone, Start Codon, Illumina Accelerator and Cancer Research UK, the TGIO event will see the launch of the multidisciplinary entrepreneurial challenge titled “Use of Genomics to Transform the Cancer Patient Pathway: Addressing Unmet Needs”

We are seeking to build on your ambitious, multidisciplinary ideas to provide solutions for key unmet needs in areas such as Prediction, Early Detection & Diagnosis, Patient Treatment & Response, Data Analysis, Interpretation & Presentation, Translation & Clinical Adoption, to drive forward the use of genomics for the benefit of cancer patients.

Participation will mean you will receive mentoring and guidance to help frame your research in an entrepreneurial context and support your future steps towards translation, with prizes awarded to the most successful applications. Prizes include:

  • £10,000 Sequencing Grant from Illumina Accelerator Cambridge
  • £5,000 Entrepreneurial Research Grant from Cancer Research UK
  • Entrepreneurial Mentorship and Coaching Sessions from the Illumina Accelerator and Start Codon teams
  • Fast-track to final application round of Illumina Accelerator Cambridge

To enter the challenge, your lead applicant must be an academic based in Cambridge, have attended the TGIO event on 12th October and be part of a multidisciplinary team application.

To register for the TGIO event, click here. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the TGIO Team at