Our history

2019


Professor Dame Sue Hill, Chief Scientific Officer, NHS England and Professor Sir Mark Caulfield, Chief Scientist, Genomics England deliver keynote speeches at our 2019 conference, Genomics and beyond


2018


The PHG Foundation becomes a linked exempt charity of the University of Cambridge

Our report - The personalised medicine technology landscape is launched at NHS Expo 2018, commissioned by NHS England

Public Health England, publishes the PHG Foundation developed and produced report on the implementation of central whole genome sequencing


2017


Mark Kroese steps into role of Director of PHG Foundation

Sobia Raza, PHG Foundation Head of Science is invited to give evidence to the House of Lords inquiry on Artificial Intelligence

PHG Foundation announces the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between PHG Foundation and Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge

As part of the Genomics England the 'Big Conversations' we hold an engagement event with clinicians on the potential of genomics and likely issues for health services

The National Data Guardian's Office invites PHG Foundation to collaborate in planning and delivering their first evidence session


2016


We ended 2016 on a high note, with a full day of exploration and discussion of some of the most promising technologies emerging into healthcare at our Life Sciences & Society conference on personalised healthcare.

Following the publication of our report, Data sharing to support UK clinical genetics and genomics services, the National Data Guardian's Office invites PHG Foundation to colloborate in planning and delivering their first evidence session.

International group of population experts set out a vision for precision medicine at Cambridge summit - Paths to precision health: act now


2015


PHG Foundation publishes the report Pathogen Genomics into practice

The EU agrees the General Data Protection Regulation. EU institutions listen to evidence presented by Wellcome Trust, PHG Foundation and other signatories of the 2013 joint statement

The EU publishes the In Vitro Diagnostic Devices Regulation. PHG Foundation works with Wellcome Trust to highlight concerns, producing a joint statement


2014



2013


Genomics England established, and 100,000 Genomes Project pilots begin


2012


PHG Foundation publishes Health Needs Assessment toolkit for Congenital Disorders


2011



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2009


PHG Foundation publishes our work on Tay Sachs carrier screening in the Ashkenazi Jewish population the report was commissioned by the UK Newborn Screening Programme Centre and produced jointly by the PHG Foundation and staff at the Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Trust Clinical Genetics Service


2008


The first cancer genome is sequenced


2007


PHGU replaced by independent charity the PHG Foundation


2006



2005


We host the Bellagio workshop - which defines 'public health genomics' and establishes new international network


2004


PHGU has a role in the development of the Gene Dossier for UKGTN

PHG report (commissioned by JCMG): Metabolic Pathways, Networks of Care


2003


First commissioned report for the Department of Health and the Wellcome Trust


2002


PHGU expands its links with the University of Cambridge


2001


PHGU funded to establish Cambridge Genetics Knowledge Park (CGKP)


2000


PHGU invited to brief NHS Executive Board, DH and Secretary of State for Health


1999


PHGU runs the first Genetics and Health Policy course


1998


PHGU starts to build community of interest in public health genomics in the UK and develop international links with CDC OPHG and other centres in North America and Europe


1997


The Public Health Genetics Unit (PHGU) is established in Cambridge UK

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