Friday, 28 September 2018

ISOGG Day Out (GGI2018 Dublin)

Once again, Gerard Corcoran (ISOGG Ireland Representative) has organised a fantastic agenda for our traditional ISOGG Day Out on the Monday after the conference (i.e. Monday Oct 22nd). This year we are visiting Genomics Medicine Ireland and the Harbour Innovation Campus.

Places are limited to only 20 people and the GGI2018 speakers and volunteers on the FTDNA stand get first pick. Any places left available after that will be available on a first-come first served basis to ISOGG members. If you would like to be considered for a place among the Lucky 20, please leave your details in the Comments section below.

There may be some future changes to the agenda (due to unforeseen circumstances) but such changes are not currently anticipated.


Genomics Medicine Ireland

9:30 Assemble at the reception of Genomics Medicine Ireland

GMI Building

Location: Genomics Medicine Ireland, Floor 2, Building 4, Cherrywood Business Park, Dublin, D18 K7W4 (across from Dell)

Please note: parking is limited so Public Transport via the Luas (Brides Glen) or bus is encouraged. Parking is available in the GMI marked spots in the car park behind Dell. To access the car park, turn left before reaching the Dell building and the car park is on the right. There is a direct #7 bus from the Clayton Hotel, Ballsbridge to Cherrywood (45 min) or 4 people can share an Uber or MyTaxi (5€) each (20 min).

Location of GMI
Luas map to GMI, Cherrywood
See this link for more information ...

Agenda for GMI Visit:

9:30 Assemble at the reception of Genomics Medicine Ireland

10.00 Welcome and Introductions by Genomics Medicine Ireland

10:30 Tour of State of the Art facilities of Genomics Medicine Ireland

11:30 Overview of Genomics Medicine Ireland

12:00 Overview of Ireland Reference Genome Project

12:30 Working Lunch - "GMI and ISOGG Cooperation on Irish Genome Reference Project"

13:15 Wrap Up and Actions

13:30 Transfer to Dun Laoghaire


13:30 Dun Laoghaire County Council

Reception Cathaoirleacht Oisin Smith


14:30 Harbour Innovation Campus (see

St Michaels Pier
1 Harbour Rd, DĂșn Laoghaire, Co Dublin


More Information:

Agenda for Harbour Innovation Campus

14:30 ... Greeted on arrival at Harbour Innovation campus by Philip Gannon, Founder and CEO of Harbour Innovation Campus

14:45 ... Tour of Harbour Innovation campus

15:15 …Overview of Harbour Innovation Campus

15:45 ... Katja Rybakova - Head of ResearchGenebox

16:15 ... Gerard Corcoran - Genome Innovation Cluster

16:45 ... HIC and ISOGG Cooperation

EVENING PROGRAMME (open to everyone)

18:00 Dinner and Drinks – The Forty Foot, Marine Road, The Pavilion Centre, Dun Laoghaire

Sponsored by Nebula Genomics

Jake Cacciapciagla - Introduction Nebula Genomics

And a very sincere thank you to our hosts for the ISOGG Day Out 2018 ...


  1. Gerald and ISOGG, I would like to be included. Please hold a place for me if at all possible. Thanks for organizing this. Jim

  2. My Genetic cousin Peter Mannion will also be attending GGI. If a space is available please include but he would be a lower priority as I believe he would have other things he could do if short on availability. Thanks, Jim

    1. I'll put you & Peter on the Waiting List, Jim. If you don't make the cut, you can always join us for dinner in the evening. :-)