2019 Animal Genetics and Diseases Conference

08 - 10 May 2019 - Wellcome Genome Campus, UK


The 2019 Animal Genetics and Diseases Conference is to being held from 8th May to 10 May, 2019, at the Genome Campus, Hinxton, near Cambridge, UK.

The second conference in this series will highlight recent advances in animal genetics and genomic technologies. It will bring together specialists working on the interface of genomics, engineering and infectious disease with the aims of improving animal and human health and welfare.

Novel genomic technologies, mathematical modelling and quantitative approaches, applied to host animals, as well as their pathogens, have transformed the understanding of animal diseases, host-pathogen interactions and epidemiology and their effects on productivity of farmed animal species and food supply chains.

This year’s conference will not only put the spotlight on the immune response of host animals and epidemiology but also cover the genetics and genomics of pathogens and the impact of animal-human relationships.


  • Immune response
  • New technologies in breeding
  • Quantitative genetics applied to disease
  • Epidemiology
  • Host pathogen interactions: microbiome – mechanisms & modelling
  • Comparative and functional genomics
  • Pathogen genetics and genomics

The Conference is of particular interest for researchers, breeders and technical specialists interested in learning and disseminating the latest cutting-edge techniques and methodologies across model species, wildlife, farmed animals and companion animals.
Scientists from The Pirbright Institute will be attending the conference to speak about their areas of expertise.

For more information: coursesandconferences.wellcomegenomecampus.org