Qatar Genome Programme (QGP) Manager Dr. Said Ismail recently presented a talk at the Festival of Genomics London. The talk, entitled ‘The Qatar Genome Programme: Seizing a Unique Opportunity’, included an overview of the program’s structure and mission, deliverables of its pilot phase, and plans for its next large-scale phase.
More than 1,500 researchers, healthcare providers, and industry experts attended the conference, which covered a wide variety of relevant topic areas including cancer genomics, data sharing, drug development, enabling data, genomics in the clinic, and genetic counseling in the genomics era.
“By participating in the Festival of Genomics and sharing our research with a global audience, we are contributing to Qatar Genome Programme’s mission of improving population healthcare and advancing personalized healthcare,” said Dr. Ismail.
Qatar Genome Programme (QGP), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), has already completed whole genome sequencing of 3,000 samples of Qatari participants phenotyped at Qatar Biobank. The program hopes to sequence another 3,000 this year before increasing sequencing output in the second phase of its efforts.
For more information about Qatar Genome Programme, please visit: www.qatargenome.org.qa/