Grand opening – Phenome Centre Birmingham

23 May 2016 Bramall Music Building, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT

You are warmly invited to the grand opening, and one-day scientific symposium on clinical metabolic phenotyping, for the new Phenome Centre Birmingham, a pioneering £8m life sciences facility designed to study metabolism in global human health and disease based within the University of Birmingham. The event will be held on 23 May from 10am – 4.30pm at the Bramall Music Building.

This one-day scientific symposium, to mark the official opening, includes talks by:

  • Professor Sir Mark Walport, Chief Scientific Advisor to the UK Government
  • Professor Jeremy Nicholson, Director of the National Phenome Centre, Imperial College London
  • Graham Silk, Chairman of Hampson Holdings and author of the Silk Report, commissioned by the Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP.

Additionally there will be four talks on the applications of metabolic profiling to human disease and ageing, and an opportunity to take a tour of the centre (limited places). Full details of the event are available here.

This symposium will highlight the considerable value of characterising and interpreting the metabolic phenotypes of biological samples for enabling precision medicine, drug discovery and biomarker discovery.

It will also introduce the capabilities and capacity of the new research centre at Birmingham, its industrial partners, and how this centre can benefit your research and collaborative projects. Importantly, this research facility is available to support the needs of industry projects as well as academic research.

Registration for this free event - including a buffet lunch and wine reception - is essential. Please register your attendance no later than Friday 6 May via this link.

If you have any questions, please email