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MICHAELMAS term 2022

The Data Forum will start up again on October 4th 2022, watch this space for details and topics.

The full schedule for 2022 can be found below. The idea is to be here in person but you can also listen to the livestream (for most sessions) via Teams.

WHG Data Forum & coffee morning

WHG is excited to launch the new connect@WHG Data Forum followed by the WHG Coffee Morning on Tuesday mornings. Focusing on a broad theme each term, the Data Forum aims to promote cross-group interactions. As the name suggests, the emphasis will be on 'dealing with data' but we will also have talks on technologies, platforms and latest developments with contributions from the Oxford Genomics Centre.

We're hoping to make the Data Forum inclusive, entertaining and informative with a variety of talks and formats - all are welcome to attend and we look forward to seeing you there!

If you are interested in presenting or have an idea to discuss, please contact Gavin Band ( and Helen Lockstone (

All sessions at 10:00-10:30 in Room A / Room B - in person!

The tentative schedule for this term is detailed below - full schedule tbc.

Tue 11th Oct 2022Data forum introduction - refurbishment update, training programmes, and the IMCM.Gavin Band
Tue 18th Oct 2022Nik Baya - Simple phenotype transformations and the genetic architecture of biomarkers
Tue 25th Oct 2022tbc
Tue 1st Nov 2022tbc
Tue 8th Nov 2022Lino Fonseca Ferreira - Polygenic scores and widespread genetic interactions in the UK Biobank
Tue 15th Nov 2022Amy Trebes / James Docker - comparing Illumina and PacBio microbial whole-genome sequencing
Tue 22nd Nov 2022Tao Dong - All about the China-Oxford Institute
Tue 29th Nov 2022Guillaume Butler-Laporte - Biobank-scale sequence data and HLA allele inference.
Tue 6th Dec 2022

WHG Together Day @ Maths Institute

(no data forum)

Tue 13th Dec 2022tbc