What is BioGenoMEL?

BioGenoMEL is a consortium for the pooling of data and samples to identify genes and environmental exposures that predict risk of relapse from melanoma. Our hypothesis is that survival is determined by an interaction between the tumour, the host, and the host’s environment. To achieve sufficient statistical power we are integrating the resources of groups from across the world.

The consortium will build on the highly successful work of GenoMEL www.genomel.eu in identifying susceptibility genes.


Prof. Julia Newton Bishop

BioGenoMEL’s Coordinator becomes a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences

BioGenoMEL’s Coordinator becomes a Fellow of the Academy of Medical SciencesProfessor Julia Newton Bishop, BioGenoMEL’s Coordinator, has been elected to the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences. Academy Fellows are elected for excellence in medical research, innovative application of scientific knowledge or conspicuous service to healthcare. Julia has received this Fellowship for her contribution to understanding the genetics of melanoma. Congratulations!


Knowing your skin

BioGenoMEL’s coordinator, Prof. Julia Newton Bishop, is involved in an exciting new project investigating our relationship with the sun via embroidery. More details of this project, led by artist Gabrielle Miller, can be found on the project website

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Joint BioGenoMEL/GenoMEL meeting

Over 60 researchers attended the recent joint meeting with a full programme of talks and activities. Our thanks go to Dr. Eduardo Nagore and the Fundacion Instituto de Oncologia for hosting an excellent meeting.