The Hands-on DNA National Meeting

We would be delighted for all project partners to join us for the Hands-on DNA National Meeting. This unique one-day meeting will be held on:

Tuesday, 17 April 2012
From 10:30am to 5pm
Venue: Wellcome Trust Offices, London NW1 2BE

Highlighting the achievements and successes of the Hands-On DNA project, this unique one-day event will bring together over 20 participating organisations from across the UK to share knowledge, reflect on individual experiences and begin to advance together as an exciting new national network of PCR and molecular biology specialists.

All project participants are invited to attend, and the programme and details are below. We will cover delegate fees and catering costs for up to two staff from each participating organisation. If you are unable to attend the meeting, you may send another representative from your organisation.

How to Book

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At the meeting we would like share participants phone numbers and emails to facilitate your communications with one another. Be assured your details will be kept within the group of participants who are running workshops. Please indicate on the booking form if you are happy with this.

The Conference Programme

Time

Session

Speakers and Chairs

10:00

Registration, coffee and networking

10:30

Welcome and goals for the day

Introductions to all participants

Dr Penny Fidler,

Project Director and CEO of ASDC

10:50

Welcome from The Wellcome Trust

Wellcome Trust

11:00

The ‘A Question of Taste’ Showcase

This session will involve short presentations from invited participating organisations

Chaired by Dr Penny Fidler

With speakers from participating organisations

12 -12:15

Coffee and pastries

12:15

The ‘Bacterial Evolution’ Showcase

A series of short presentations from invited participating organisations

Chaired by Dr Michaela Livingstone

With speakers from participating organisations

1:15-2:00

LUNCH AND NETWORKING

2:00

Round-table Discussion Forum

This session is to encourage and enable discussion amongst participants specific to each workshop. Please bring your technical questions, pricing, what worked well, great ideas to share and anything you would like peers to help you solve.

Chaired by Dr Penny Fidler

Each table will be facilitated by a member of the Hands on DNA project team

2:45

Equipment, consumables and suppliers:

informal introductions and discussions

Chaired by Dr Michaela Livingstone

Introductions to Progen, NCBE and others

3:15-3:30

COFFEE

3:30

The Hands-on DNA Programme Evaluation: An Overview

Dr Ben Gammon

3:50

Discussion Forum

Creating a supportive network for the future

Each table will be facilitated by a member of the Hands on DNA project team.

4:40

Successes of the project for your centre, and your future plans

Chaired by Dr Penny Fidler

Contributions from all participants

5:00

Close

Directions

The meeting will be held at:
The Wellcome Trust HQ, 215 Euston Road
NW1 2BE
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Nearest Tube:
Euston Square (1 min walk)
Euston Station (5 min walk)
Kings X / St Pancreas (12 minute walk)

Please report to reception on arrival, and the meeting will be in the Jenner 1 and Jenner 2 rooms

Nearby Accommodation Options

Here is a list of relatively cheap nearby accommodation if your organisation will be in London overnight:

Hands-on DNA Partner organisations

Bacterial Evolution A Question of Taste

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