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Opening Ceremony and Celebration

Phenome Centre Birmingham was officially opened on 23 May 2016 by Professor Sir Mark Walport, Government Chief Scientific Adviser and Head of the Government Office for Science in the UK.


The opening event included a scientific symposium to celebrate the application of metabolic phenotyping and its current and future impact in stratified medicine. The video-recorded presentations are available below, click on the name of the presenter to view:

Session 1: The vision of metabolic phenotyping in precision medicine

Professor Sir Mark Walport, Government Chief Scientific Adviser and Head of the Government Office for Science - Precision medicine: The challenges and opportunities

Professor Jeremy Nicholson, Director of the National Phenome Centre and Head of the Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London - Molecular Phenomics and Systems Medicine: addressing future challenges in personal and public healthcare

Graham Silk, Chairman of Hampson Holdings, Founder and Chairman of Cure Leukaemia - How Birmingham can lead in driving faster access to 21st Century healthcare across the NHS

Session 2: The role of industry in metabolic phenotyping

Beckman Coulter: Tara Jones-Roe (Global Applications Marketing Manager) - Developing through partnership: driving new automated solutions

Bruker: Iris Mangelschots (Divisional President of Bruker Biospin) – The Phenome Centre Network in Bruker’s NMR strategy for clinical research

Thermo Fisher Scientific: Dr Martin Hornshaw (Senior Marketing Manager, Life Science Mass Spectrometry, EMEA) – Innovative mass spectrometry for driving clinical research and translation

Waters: Brian Smith (Vice President of Mass Spectrometry) and Robert Plumb (Director of Metabolic Phenotyping)  - Phenome Centre Birmingham Opening

Session 3: Metabolic phenotying in Birmingham, UK

Professor Mark Viant, Director of Phenome Centre Birmingham - Phenome Centre Birmingham: capabilities, capacity and how it can help your research and translation

Professor Wiebke Arlt, Director of the Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research - Steroid metabolomics in adrenal tumours

Professor Chris Buckley, Arthritis Research UK Professor of Rheumatology - Using metabolism to stratify patients with early inflammatory arthritis

Professor Janet Lord, Director of the Institute of Inflammation and Ageing - The Trauma metabolome: from basic biology to diagnostics

Dr Andy Philp, School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Science - Defining gene and metabolite interactive networks in skeletal muscle in response to diet and exercise

A selection of pictures from the celebration and symposium are available below.

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