Genetic Epidemiology

Respiratory Genomics Conference 2023

Respiratory Genomics conference logo. Text reads: Respiratory Genomics Conference 2023Tue 14 & Wed 15 November 2023 Leicester, UK

A conference to engage and inspire the international Respiratory Genetics/Genomics community and promote networking and collaborations. Early career scientists are especially welcome.

Registration is open on our conference platform.

The first time you log on to our Ex Ordo conference platform you'll be asked to set up a user account.

Keynote Speakers include

  • Professor Stephanie London, NIEHS
  • Professor Michael Cho, Harvard
  • Professor Martijn Nawijn, UMCG
  • Iain Kilty, Sitryx
  • Professor Louise Wain, University of Leicester
  • Dr Emma Rawlins, University of Cambridge
  • Oliver Burren, AstraZeneca

At our conference dinner, broadcaster and scientist, Professor Turi King, will recall cracking one of the most famous cold cases of all time: identifying the remains of King Richard III.

Conference Sessions

  • Genomics in drug discovery (Chair: Professor Ian Hall, University of Nottingham)
  • Genetic epidemiology of respiratory disease (Chair: Professor Louise Wain, University of Leicester)
  • Multi-omics in respiratory diseases I & II (Chair: Dr Emma Rawlins, University of Cambridge)
  • Functional genomics in respiratory disease (Chair: Dr Anna Guyatt, University of Leicester)
  • Integrating genomic epidemiology and functional genomics (Chair: Dr Rachel Clifford, University of Nottingham)
  • Panel discussion (Chair: TBC)
  • Posters and award of prizes

Conference Fees

  • Academic fee - £250
  • Student fee - £200
  • Industry fee - £300

Conference Organisers

  • Professor Martin Tobin (University of Leicester)
  • Professor Ian Hall (University of Nottingham)

Abstract Review Committee

Dr Jing Chen, Dr Rob Hall, Dr Catherine John, Dr Richard Packer, Dr Michael Portelli, Dr Katy Roach, Dr Nick Shrine.

Abstract Submission

We encourage and will accept late-breaking abstracts until registration closes, especially in the area of Genetic Epidemiology, Functional Genomics or Target Validation for Drug Discovery. Please do not hesitate to contact the conference team at

Abstract guidelines can be viewed below.

The conference programme will include several plenary sessions, invited talks and a poster exhibition. A full programme will be available in due course.


The conference will be held at St Martins House Conference Centre in the heart of Leicester City. The venue is an elegant mix of period features and contemporary styling, and has ample space for our conference, as well as a boutique hotel on site for those wanting to stay close to the venue.

Getting to the Venue 

St Martins House Conference Centre is located in the historic Cathedral Quarter in the City of Leicester, 10-15 minutes’ walk from Leicester Train Station. 

For parking, please see the relevant accommodation websites below or the Leicester City Council website. St Nicholas Circle, Highcross, and Newarke Street car parks are among those within walking distance. 

Important Dates

  • Registration closes - 15 October 2023

Conference Accommodation

Delegates will need to book their own accommodation. There are a limited number of rooms available at St Martins Lodge (opposite the conference venue), and plenty of other hotels within walking distance of the venue. Please make contact directly:

Several hotels offer a conference discount. Please contact us if you require any further guidance on accommodation options.

The conference committee are grateful for the support of the Wellcome Trust.

Abstract guidelines 

All abstracts must be submitted in English.

Abstracts cannot exceed a limit of 400 words (excluding title, authors, affiliations, references and keywords).

Your abstract must be structured as follows: Introduction, Aims, Materials and Methods, Results, Conclusion, References. Any graphs/figures require a legend which counts towards the word limit. Allowance has been given for sub-headings.

Abstract Templates

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