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The road to the future: biomedical research paving the way towards precision medicine


​November 24th 2016

14:00     Welcome and Introduction
              Roland Psenner, Eurac Research President, Bolzano, Italy
              Peter P. Pramstaller, Head of Eurac Research Center for Biomedicine, Bolzano, Italy
              Roland Döcker, Deputy Medical Director South Tyrolean Healthcare Service, Bolzano, Italy
14:45     Keynote address - Precision Medicine: Today and Tomorrow
              Geoffrey S. Ginsburg, Duke University Schools of Medicine and Engineering, USA
Session I: From population to patients
15:30      From p-values to proteins: making biological and translational sense out of human genetic data
               Mark McCarthy, University of Oxford, UK
16:15     Coffee break
16:45     Regulation of self renewal in Cancer Stem Cells
              Pier Giuseppe Pelicci, European Institute of Oncology (IEO), Milan, Italy
17:30     From deep phenotyping to genotyping and clinical translation: the Verona Heart Study experience.
              Domenico Girelli, University of Verona, Italy
18:30    Aperitif

November 25th 2016

8:45        Keynote address - Stories of Science, cells and freedom
                Elena Cattaneo, Department of BioSciences, Centre for Stem Cell Research, University of Milan, Italy
Session II: Post GWAS approaches for understanding diseases
9:30      The Role of Genome Sequencing in Precision Medicine for Rare Diseases and Cancer
              Jenny Taylor, University of Oxford, UK
10:15     Coffee break
10:45     From GWAS to functional variant in the era of precision medicine
              Karen Mohlke, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
11:30     Exploring the Translatome
             Alessandro Quattrone, Centre for Integrative Biology, University of Trento, Italy
Session III: The molecular basis of diseases
12:15     Translational aspects of hereditary movement disorders: from genes to human cellular models
             Christine Klein, University of Lübeck, Germany
13:00     Lunch
14:00     Modelling neurodegeneration: Molecular mechanisms and target discovery in Parkinson’s
              Richard Wade-Martins, University of Oxford, UK
14:45     iPSCs as model system for inherited cardiac diseases
              Alexander Goedel, Technical University of Munich, Germany
15:30     Genetic Engineering of Hematopoiesis to treat Human Disease 
              Luigi Naldini, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy
16:15     Coffee break
Session IV: Impacting healthcare
16:45     The role of biobanking in the development of precision medicine
              Giorgio Stanta, University of Trieste, Italy
17:30      ELSI approaches to personalised medicine: consent and involvement in next generation 
               Heidi Howard, Centre for Research Ethics and Bioethics, Uppsala University, Sweden; EURAC Center 
               for Biomedicine, Bolzano, Italy
18:15     Concluding remarks
             Andrew Hicks, EURAC Center for Biomedicine, Bolzano, Italy
             Peter P. Pramstaller, EURAC Center for Biomedicine, Bolzano, Italy         
18:30     End




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