To further build core capabilities in genetic pathology within Queensland, Queensland Genomics partnered with Melbourne Genomics to deliver a two-day ‘hands on’ professional workshop on variant curation, with a focus on cancer genomics.
The workshop was attended by 63 participants who were clinicians, medical scientists and bioinformaticians working in cancer genomics.
Highlights of the workshop
- Improve skills and knowledge in interpreting which somatic variants in the genome may be involved in a patient’s cancer condition.
- Gain an understanding of the different emphases involved in the curation of blood and solid cancer variants.
- Learn about curating cancer variants for their importance in diagnosis, prognosis and therapy.
The workshop included a series of short lectures, practical hands-on variant curation exercises and clinical reporting tips.
- Dr Natalie Thorne (clinical bioinformatics) Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance
- Dr Ain Roesley (cancer variant curation) Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
- Dr Ella Thompson (molecular haematology) Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre