Five go to Finland Forum

Last week five members of the Canine Genetics Centre (CGC) team visited Helsinki, Finland, to attend the 12th International Conference of Canine and Feline Genetics and Genomics (ICCFGG) – a trip made possible by a ring-fenced donation to the CGC.

Dr Christopher Jenkins gave a talk to conference attendees on our research into idiopathic epilepsy in the Border Collie. This led to some excellent conversations with fellow scientists about our ongoing epilepsy research programme, and it was a good opportunity to meet with our project collaborators.

The ICCFGG, which occurs once every two years, is the foremost conference for researchers interested in the genetics of canine inherited disease. We had very productive discussions with scientists from the international canine genetics research community, making plans for our current studies and exciting future collaborations. We saw talks from researchers outlining new tools, resources, and techniques that will be of huge benefit for all research in this field. This was a very enjoyable conference, in a lovely city and with a collaborative and supportive atmosphere.