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GENE FORUM 2004
"Genomics to Medicine"
September 17-18, 2004, in Tartu, Estonia
VANEMUISE CONFERENCE HALL
Friday, 17. September 2004
||Registration at the Vanemuine Conference Hall|
||OPENING OF THE FORUM|
Prof. Toivo Maimets, Minister of Education and Research, Estonia
| ||Prof. Lyle J. Palmer, Director, Busselton Population Medical Research Foundation Laboratory; Western Australian Institute for Medical Research, Australia|
"New horizons: Population-based human genome epidemiology in Western Australia"
| ||Dr. Kathleen R. Merikangas, Developmental Genetic Epidemiology Section, Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program|
Associate Director of Epidemiology, National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Bethesda, USA
"Genetic Epidemiologic Approaches to Complex Disorders"
||SESSION I |
The session is organised by Estonian Genome Foundation in cooperation with Estonian Biotechnology Association.
| ||Prof. Martin Godbout, President and CEO, Genome Canada, Canada|
"Genomics: from Research to Commercialization"
| ||Dr. Hannu Hanhijärvi, Director, SITRA Life Sciences, Finland|
"SITRA’s role as a source for venture capital for early stage biotech business with special reference to genomics companies"
| ||Prof. Maido Remm, Head of Department of Bioinformatics, Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Tartu, Estonia|
"Selection of tagSNPs - how to represent the entire genome?"
| ||Dr. Cecilia Lindgren, Clinical Research Center, Department of Biosciences at Novum, Karolinska University Hospital, Sweden|
"Mapping genes for asthma and psoriasis"
| ||Prof. Panagiotis Deloukas, Human Genetics Senior Investigator, The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, United Kingdom|
"Human Sequence Variation & Disease – The HapMap Project"
| ||Prof. Eero Vasar, Head of the Department of Physiology, University of Tartu, Estonia|
"The neurogenetic mechanisms of anxiety"
| ||Prof. Gilles Thomas, Fondation Jean Dausset/CEPH, Paris, France|
"Population genetics of CARD15, a susceptibility gene to a frequent inflammatory bowel disease"
| ||Prof. Pärt Peterson, Institute of General and Molecular Pathology, University of Tartu, Estonia|
"Autoimmune regulator (AIRE) gene: a guardian of immune tolerance"
Saturday, 18. September 2004
| ||Prof. Peter D. Paré, Director, McDonald Research Laboratories/iCAPTURE / Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Canada|
""A strategy for finding novel therapeutic targets in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease""
| ||Prof. Sinuhe Hahn, Laboratory of Prenatal Medicine, |
University Women's Hospital, University of Basel, Switzerland
"Circulating cell free nucleic acids: new clinical applications"
| ||Prof. Mark McCarthy, Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism (OCDEM), Churchill Hospital, UK|
"Identifying and characterizing variants underlying susceptibility to type 2 diabetes"
| ||Prof. Jaume Bertranpetit, University of Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain|
"Is there a single haplotype map of human genome: the population stratification of linkage disequilibrium"
| ||Prof. David Goldstein, Department of Biology, University College of London, United Kingdom|
"Haplotype mapping of variable drug response"
| ||Mr. Raul Malmstein, Development Advisor to the Government, The State Chancellery, Estonia|
"State and knowledge-based society: challenges and solutions"
| ||Prof. Jacques Beckmann, University of Lausanne, Switzerland|
"From medical genetics to genetic medicine"
| ||Prof. Edward Holmes, Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences, University of California, San Diego, USA|
"Nonsense Mutations: A Short Cut to Identification of New Drug Targets"
| ||Prof. Syed Qasim Mehdi, Director General, Biomedical&Genetic Engineering Laboratories, Pakistan|
"Genetics of world populations and the effect of consanguineous marriages on inherited diseases"
| ||Prof. Nicolas Rose, Professor of Sociology and Convenor of the Department of Sociology, Department of Sociology, London School of Economics, United Kingdom|
"Genomic Susceptibility as an Emergent Form of Life: genetic testing, identity and the remit of medicine"
||CLOSE OF THE CONFERENCE|