NorthernBUG 4


NorthernBUG 4 will be held at the University of Bradford on Friday 26th April 2019, starting at 12pm with lunch and finishing at 5pm, followed by drinks at a local pub.

The meeting will take place at Norcroft Conference Centre 9 Tumbling Hill St, Bradford BD7 1DB.

Coming to the meeting by public transport is strongly recommended and the conference centre is a short walk from both Bradford Foster Square and Interchange rail and bus station.

We’re looking for a range of:

We noticed a lot of younger delegates at the last BUG meeting in Newcastle and would really like to see everyone get involved in the meeting in Bradford.

If anyone would like to fill any of these slots please contact Amber Leckenby and please extend the invite around your lab/department etc!


Time Speaker Presentation
12:00-13:00 All Lunch
13:00-13:05 Krzysztof Poterlowicz Introduction
13:05-13:15 Professor Alastair Goldman Welcome remarks from the Dean of the Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Bradford
13:15-13:30 Elizabeth Sollars Clinical Screening of Cystic Fibrosis using NGS
13:30-13:45 Katarzyna Murat EWAS-Galaxy: a tools suite for population epigenetics integrated into Galaxy
13:45-14:00 Sumeet Deshmukh The impact of SNPs associated with allelic imbalance on miRNA binding sites in 3’UTR regions
14:00-14:15 Christina Alexandru, Manoj Kumar Valluru, Chloe Brook, Supreeta Vijayakumar 2 minute Teaser Talks
14:15-14:30 All Session Discussion
14:30-15:30 All Coffee Break and Poster Session
15:30-15:45 James Engleback Using machine learning to engineer P450s to make herbicide resistant crops
15:45-16:00 Matthew Howes The genetic basis to UK E. coli urinary tract infections
16:00-16:30 All Closing Remarks and Discussion
16:30- All Drinks - Sunbridge Wells, Bradford