“I SET UP FRONT LINE GENOMICS TO DELIVER THE BENEFITS OF GENOMICS TO PATIENTS FASTER.”

At Front Line Genomics our mission is to create meaningful progress for patients.

We achieve our mission by producing events (from 20 people to 2000), reports, webinars, a website and other content related to genomics. We support scientists, clinicians, researchers and officials from academia, research institutes, industry (e.g. pharma), healthcare and government organizations to realize the true potential of genomic medicine and related applications.

Our flagship event is the Festival of Genomics, taking place in London every January. We also run genomics Special Interest Groups for leaders within the field.

As the field of genomics continues to mature, it’s impact has expanded beyond the core genomics community. We have responded by broadening our focus to expand beyond genomics, applying our social mission by building and serving communities with focus areas in the fields of oncology, data science, patient rights and driving innovation in neuroscience.

We now organize several conferences that complement the Festival of Genomics, our website and our other activities. Our priority is to see those events achieve progress among communities of people with a common interest, and create a meaningful outcome that ultimately impacts patients.

WHY DID WE SET UP FRONT LINE GENOMICS?

In 2009 I lost my father to mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer commonly caused by exposure to asbestos. Shortly afterwards, looking for answers, I started to read about growing evidence that a person’s genetic makeup can increase susceptibility to mesothelioma. I became frustrated that the incredible capabilities of genomics and related technologies were not reaching patients, either directly or indirectly. So, I set up Front Line Genomics to deliver the benefits of genomics to patients faster. To push genomics to the ‘front line’.

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Richard Lumb PhD
CEO and Founder