APGI Symposium 2012
The 3rd annual APGI Clinical and Scientific Symposium was a great success. We would like to give a big thank you to all our speakers who presented interesting findings, ideas and a great overview of the research of the Australian Pancreatic Genome Initiative (APGI).
Richard Gibbs (Human Genome Sequencing Center, Baylor College of Medicine, USA) presented the new developments that are occurring in genome sequencing, whilst the steps being taken to apply this plethora of next generation sequencing data was presented by John McPherson (Cancer Genomics Center, Ontario Institute of Cancer Research, Canada).
APGI's progress was presented by the leaders of the research team, Sean Grimmond and Andrew Biankin. PhD students from within the research group on the other hand presented some of the new research projects that are underway, such as the Circulating DNA Study and the .
The issue of ethics in research and how researchers should go about returning the results of sequencing was tackled by Nik Zeps and Jack Goldblatt, leading to great discussion between researchers and clinicians.
Finally, we would also like to thank all who attended and look forward to seeing you next year for more exciting and up-to-date talks on research into Pancreatic Cancer within the APGI.