Meet our Sponsors

This event was partially funded by Science Foundation Ireland through the SFI Centre for Research Training in Genomics Data Science under Grant number 18/CRT/6214 in addition to the sponsorship from other academic and industry bodies.


CRT Genomics Data Science

The SFI Centre for Research Training in Genomics Data Science is one of six Centres for Research Training (CRTs) funded under a €100M Science Foundation Ireland initiative. The first PhD training initiative of scale with an all-Ireland remit, the Genomics Data Science CRT will train 115 PhD students across the island of Ireland over the coming seven years, with 15 to be based in Northern Ireland and 100 in the Republic of Ireland. The CRT is a partnership between the University of Galway, University College Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, University College Cork, Dublin City University and Queen’s University Belfast.

For more information visit CRT Genomics Data Science website or follow their Twitter @genomicscrt


Science Foundation Ireland

Science Foundation Ireland funds oriented basic and applied research in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), which promotes and assists the development and competitiveness of industry, enterprise and employment in Ireland. The Foundation also promotes and supports the study of, education in, and engagement with STEM and promotes an awareness and understanding of the value of STEM to society and, in particular, to the growth of the economy.

For more information visit SFI website or follow their Twitter @scienceirel


National Forum T&L

The National Forum is responsible for advising on the enhancement of teaching and learning in Irish higher education. They work with those who teach, learn and shape policy and practice to ensure a valued and informed teaching and learning culture in Irish higher education. They focus on the professional development of all those who teach, teaching and learning in a digital world, teaching and learning within and across disciplines, and student success.

For more information visit teachingandlearning.ie or follow their Twitter @ForumTL


Systems Biology Ireland

Systems Biology Ireland investigates new therapeutic approaches to disease, with a focus on cancer at a systems level. We use a combination of traditional wet-lab and computational modeling approaches to understand cellular signaling networks.

For more information visit SBI website or follow their Twitter @SysBioire


Brennan & Co

Brennan & Co was founded in Dublin in 1967 and since then has been a market leader in the supply and servicing of equipment, reagents and consumables to the Life Sciences, Healthcare, Industrial and Pharmacy sectors in the Republic of Ireland. Brennan & Co operates as part of The Brennan & Co Group.

For more information visit Brennan & Co website or follow their Twitter @Brennan_Company


Galway City Council

Galway City Council is the local authority for the city of Galway, Ireland.

For more information visit the Galway City Council website or follow their Twitter @GalwayCityCo


Oxford Nanopore

Oxford Nanopore Technologies plc was founded in 2005 as a spin-out from the University of Oxford. The company now employs about 900 employees from multiple disciplines including nanopore science, molecular biology and applications, informatics, engineering, electronics, manufacturing and commercialisation.

For more information visit Oxford Nanopore website or follow their Twitter @nanopore



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For more information visit Avantor VWR website or follow their Twitter @Avantor_News