EI Innovate 2020: From Identification to Intervention, 17-19th November 2020

Developing solutions to global issues with Earlham Institute (EI)’s advanced capabilities and expertise in genomics and bioinformatics – improving global food security, environmental management, conservation, health and disease targeting.

Registration deadline: 8 November 2020

Cost: £10

Start date: 17 November 2020

End date: 19 November 2020

Time: 09h30 – 15h30 via Zoom and Meeting Mojo

Having worked with agri-food, biotech and med-tech sectors, EI have a wealth of experience in collaborating with others on developing potential solutions to industrial and societal challenges.

Going virtual this year, EI Innovate will showcase EI’s expertise and capabilities across 3 select areas :

  • Disease identification and monitoring – how genomics and bioinformatics are used for disease identification and monitoring, from COVID-19, to AMR to agricultural pathogens.
  • Finding a needle in a haystack – Identifying specific targets in health and disease with long read RNA and single cell sequencing.
  • Accelerating plant breeding with next generation genetics, genomics and epigenetics.

EI will be sharing examples of existing collaborations and use it as a chance to explore new opportunities. There will also be a chance for participants to promote their work with lightning pitches, and participate in 1-to-1 meetings to network further.


Who is this event for?


EI Innovate brings together a range of sectors to discuss current advances and challenges in their field; from academic researchers to businesses in agri-food, biotech and med-tech sectors, The event is relevant for organisations involved in:

  • Plant breeding and plant biotech
  • Development of public health diagnostics tools and techniques
  • Identification of therapeutic targets for human disease characterisation
  • Development of digital healthcare & diagnostics for precision medicine

It will also be of interest to:

  • Repositories of biological materials
  • Funders of life science innovation and adjacent technologies
  • Developers of instrumentation, tools, products and services


What will you get out of the event?


  • Find out about specific areas of EI’s expertise and technological platforms
  • Make new contacts and discuss potential ideas for collaboration
  • Discuss the latest advances and solutions within these fields
  • Learn about how to access EI’s capabilities from genomics pipelines, bioinformatics tools and high-performance computing to training courses.

For a list of speakers and to view the full programme, please visit the EI website.

For enquiries, please contact Business.Development@Earlham.ac.uk